The days are hot. The nights are warm.
We’ve already swam in ponds, and roasted things over fires.
Summer break has finally arrived.
We are all more than a little ready for summer.
We are tired of the grind, yo.
I’ve managed to squirrel enough cash to cut back on my work hours, and we have many, many plans.
I’ve never made a bucket list, but because there is input from 3 people, I figured it would be a good idea, because we all know I will not remember all that. Plus, A LIST!
Summer 2014 Bucket List!
Visit local swimming areas.
Make tie-dye t-shirts.
Visit local farmer’s markets.
See many dollar movies.
Make creativity journals.
Visit the planetarium.
Launch our food blog.
Pick as many fruits and veggies as we can.
Learn to ride a bike.
Learn to tie shoes.
Make a soda volcano sprinkler.
Go to the movies.
Have a sleepover.
Have a treasure hunt.
Build a fort.
Play laser tag.
Build a sheet fort and watch movies.
Have a water balloon fight.
Learn the alphabet.
Run in the sprinkler.
I sat down and made this list with the kids, but I have some plans of my own, too. Plans I had hoped to fulfill last summer.
I’m always striving to be a better mother.
More patient. More kind. More present. More willing to drop what I’m doing for a hug, snuggle, or non-emergency need.
To put down my phone (also known as work).
I’m hoping cutting back a bit on work will eliminate stress, and not cause more of it, and we will have the best summer ever. I need it as much as they do.