As a working mom, those last few weeks of summer are tough to schedule. There’s no camp, school hasn’t started, and it’d be nice to get to spend some quality time together! Now that my son is entering 1st grade, and I have a year of school under my belt, I felt better equipped to prepare for the awkward end of summer schedule.

This year I decided that the last remaining full week of summer would be a perfect time for our family to take our first summer vacation to Maine, and we had a ball. But, what to do about the mid-week school start and those random two days?!?

In the end, it made the most sense for me to take Monday and Tuesday off of work. While Monday was spent getting last minute errands taken care of–school supplies, dentist, and doctors forms and attending an open house at my son’s school, the last remaining day of the summer of 2015 was free.

I wanted to create just one more memory, a day to enjoy and celebrate the fun of the summer, so off to Quassy Amusement Park we went! If you haven’t been, Quassy is perfect for younger children and the views are beautiful. But, whatever you did, I hope you had a fabulous summer and enjoyed those last few hard to schedule days.

Take a deep breath and good luck. Now, let the chaos begin!