Now is the time for one last hurrah. One last salute to summer fun. Sit down with your kiddos and plan one last celebration of summer vacation. If you live in a region where school has already begun, take a moment in the weekend to have one last fling anyway.
Your hurrah doesn't need to be away. Nor does it need to be long. It doesn't need party invitations or huge planning. It only needs the key ingredient: a sense of the forbiddens granted... of getting away with something delightfully out of bounds.
Maybe plan a supper meal that is ridiculously decadent. An all you can eat ice cream sundae buffet with all kinds of crazy fixings as supper is outrageous... but won't actually hurt anyone who isn't diabetic or on some special dietary restrictions.
Bring all the blankets and pillows you can find, move the dinner table furniture into the living room and turn the living room into a massive, multi-room castle with forts, hideaways, secret passages, and whatever else they can dream up.
Choose what fits your family and ages... Be silly... Have fun... Enjoy the unexpected!
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