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How are you going to spend the last two weeks of summer with your children?

Just like the students in this photo, your children will be heading back to school soon.  How will you spend the final 2 weeks of summer?
Just like the students in this photo, your children will be heading back to school soon. How will you spend the final 2 weeks of summer?Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

How was your summer? Hopefully, you have had a very enjoyable, albeit scorching, summer with your children in 2011. However, most public schools will begin classes on August 22, and your summer with your family will be over.

With this information in mind, how will you spend the final two weeks of summer with your children? Below are a few recommendations:

  1. Outdoors: If the weather cools, you could take your family camping, to a Ranger game, or to Six Flags/Hurricane Harbor. Nevermind.
  2. Indoors: The area boasts several exceptional options such as the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, several movie theaters such as Movie Tavern, and LEGOland (with the new Sealife Aquarium now open next door). These are cooler options, but expect to spend a little money.
  3. On the road: If you haven't been able to get away with your family and have the ability, consider a short vacation to Oklahoma City (the Bricktown area has many restaurants, minor league baseball, and other attractions) or San Antonio (featuring the Riverwalk, Sea World, and several other iconic Texas attractions).
  4. At home: You know your children best, and perhaps after a busy summer, they need to rest and so do you. If your family has been busy this summer, you and your children could bond at home over the grill in the backyard, a movie marathon, a game night, or some shared home projects.

The summer of 2011 is (mercifully) almost over, and with school looming, you can give your family one more good memory in the next two weeks. Even in the dog days.

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