How to survive the summer months ahead (and have a little fun)
The school year is over and Memorial Day has come and gone…now what? In our house, like many across the nation, we’ve got camps, sports, tutors, playdates and slumber parties, vacations to the beach and the cabin and our oldest daughter’s first “real” job as a lifeguard!
Our structured school year schedule is completely out of whack, since none of our activities seem to line up perfectly; and though summer always seems to disappear in a flash, my goal is to keep us all on track (wishful thinking) and savoring each moment (together and apart).
In between pickups and drop offs (oh and work when I can squeeze it in) my one summer wish is to cherish a few moments with my family. Since I rarely get things done without a list, I thought it would be best to create a “Summer Bucket List”. Some items on the list are just for me, some include the hubby, but most are for time with the kiddos. It is in no particular order and my plan is to check them off with updates and photos of our summer adventures. *There are affiliate links in this post.
Neighborhood scavenger hunt
Go to the pool (a lot)
$10.00 date with hubby
Collect seashells at the beach
Successfully assemble Kiwi Crates with the boys
Fly a kite
Grow a mini pumpkin patch
Paint and hide inspirational rocks
Go to a baseball game
Sleep under the stars
Send handwritten letters to three friends
Go for hikes
Berry picking with the kids
Make homemade jam with our berries
Shop at a farmer’s market
Make a meal with veggies from our garden
Unplug for one weekend
Unbox my summer #FabFitFun box
Climb a tree
Read a good book
Go for after dinner walks
Learn to do something new as a family
Take the kids to the symphony
Paint a canvas picture
Dance party with the kids
Go on a spontaneous road trip
Run a 10K race
Finish my craft room
Do one thing that scares me
Plan a girls night out
Spend quality one-on-one time with each member of my family
If I manage to get half of these things accomplished between June 1 and September 3 I will be delighted. This list is for those “let’s squeeze it in” moments in life when there are no work events, sporting events and the kids and I are BORED.
Stay tuned for updates on my Summer Bucket List. I hope to find a serendipitous moment or two over the next few months. Comment below if you do “bucket lists” for yourself or your family. If you have other ideas for things to check off over the summer months I’d love to hear them!