According to a new survey, it costs an average of $630 to keep your kid happy and entertained over the summer.
That includes $423 on toys and activities to keep them occupied while they’re not in school.
Plus another $233 to take them with you on trips and vacations. So it doesn’t even include stuff like extra money you have to spend on daycare or babysitters.
9% of parents said they start saving up for summer at least six months in advance, and 35% usually end up strapped for cash by August or September.
Almost two-thirds of parents start planning activities for their kids before summer hits, but 45% said they’re pretty much out of ideas by August.
The average parent said they suggest 13 different activities a week for their kids over the summer, and that’s still not enough.
On average, kids are bored and don’t know what to do by about 1:30 every day.