Summer days: Making the most of family time before school begins again
As we approach the end of this sunny season, it's time to savor those last precious moments of summer vacation with our loved ones. As a truck driver, you're always on the move, but your friends at NTB have some ideas that'll help you make the most of your family time before the school bells ring again.
1. Explore Local Attractions:
Don't underestimate the power of a local day trip to enable you to connect with your kiddos. Museums, zoos, and parks offer fun learning experiences and are often less crowded toward the end of summer. Check out the attractions in your hometown or explore a neighboring city – you might be surprised at what you find!
2. Get Creative with Arts and Crafts:
Arts and crafts are a great way to engage young minds and create lasting memories. Try making a scrapbook of your summer adventures or painting a canvas together. Let your children's imagination run wild!
3. Outdoor Adventure:
Take advantage of the remaining warm weather by planning outdoor activities like a beach day, nature hike, or picnic in the park. These can provide a much-needed break from the digital world and allow your family to enjoy nature's beauty.
4. Cook Together:
Cooking is not only a life skill but also an excellent opportunity for bonding. Plan a meal with your kids - let them choose the menu and participate in the preparation. It could be as simple as a homemade pizza night or a full-blown backyard BBQ! This can also be a time where they help you plan and prep your meals for the road. They’ll enjoy hearing how much you enjoyed the food they helped provide while you were away!
5. Plan a Family Project:
A family project can bring everyone together. Consider building a birdhouse, planting a garden, or even designing a shed. This will not only teach your children valuable skills but also give them a sense of accomplishment.
6. Read Together:
Reading is a fantastic way to wind down the summer days. Choose a book that your whole family can enjoy and make it a nightly ritual. This can also help ease your children back into their school reading habits. Look for some fun options that give your kids some insight into the important job you do such as:
As we transition from summer break to the back-to-school season, remember, it's not about the quantity but the quality of time spent together. These moments will become cherished memories that your family will hold onto for years to come.
And remember, even when you're back on the road, to prioritize regular video calls, sharing stories of your travels, or even online games can keep you close while you're physically apart.
Here's to making the most of the end of summer and smoothly shifting gears into the school year. If you’re ready to make a shift in your career home, connect with NTB today to learn more about our driving opportunities.