I often hear about fun things going on about town, but I’m not ready to schedule them into my day/week/month. Other times, I find myself and my kids with a free hour or afternoon and wonder, “What can we do with this little snatch of time?” After years of stumbling along with both of these problems, Google Calendar (and a little no-duh thinking) has presented me with a solution: my own personal events calendar which I call “Possibilities.”
keep track of my schedule using GCal, and I’ve taken advantage of the
ability to create separate calendars for different categories of
events. I have calendars for each of my kids, for birthdays, for Parent
Hacks-related deadlines and meetings, and now, for possibilities
– those one-time-only or recurring events that might be fun to try if
I find myself with free time. What goes into the “Possibilities”
calendar? Gym classes I might like to take. Library story times. Dates
and times for local performances and festivals. Open swim times at our
local pool. The IMAX and Planetarium schedules from our science museum.
Craft or project ideas. Anything I can tuck into an unexpectedly free
hour or two that might be fun for me, the kids, or the whole family.