Step One: Decide that you all need a summer break, even if unfinished workbook pages remain in math, handwriting and Explode the Code.
Step Two: Call the babysitter who is now available during the day. Ask her if she is available in, like, 30 minutes to come over while the baby naps.
Step Three: Take the school-aged kids out for ice cream.
We calculated that each child would need to save $2000 and pool their money for one of these -
Actually, this one met all their criteria: porch, porch swing and an inside loft We can always dream. I told them that if we ever won the lottery they could jump on the bed and then come here to buy a play house.