So this year, my kiddo is able to drive herself around, and I keep hearing whispers of plans for fun stuff with friends – shopping, movies, you name it. And tomorrow, DD will take her last final and be pretty much done with school for the fall semester.
It seems like yesterday that the winter break/Christmas holidays from school were filled with me trying to figure out, "Okay, how do I let her have fun and keep her safe at the same time?" Not only did I have to manage her asthma but I also had to manage food allergies.
I kept my sanity by thinking of it as a very brief repeat of Summer holidays, and I used a lot of the tips listed in the Kids With Food Allergies blog post .
The only catch, of course, is during the summer, it's easy to keep kids entertained with a sprinkler and bathing suits, as long as environmental allergens aren't in full bloom. Winter — with cold rainy weather — means that outdoors aren't always an option.
What kind of winter activities will your kiddos be doing over the break? Do you let your kiddos head over to friends' homes? Or do you have the neighborhood gang at your house?