Summer is almost here! I know a lot of people are excited about the warm weather right around the bend. Here in the southwest it is already hot. Like 100 degrees hot some days. I am not a fan of heat. The thought of going out in the heat of the day, getting all sweaty, and worrying about sunburns and dehydration in the kids makes me want to just throw on a movie for the kids and hang out until fall. Fortunately for my kids I know this isn’t the best way to spend the summer. Instead we tweaked our routine a bit to maximize fun and minimize heat exposure. I think those of us who love our schedules and routines forget that we are the master of the routine, it isn’t the master of us. Don’t be afraid to change things up to suit new needs!