So it’s June. And if you’re like me, you let out a big sigh, ready to settle into the summer and just relax for a bit. There are a million thoughts in the back of your mind – things you might like to do with the kids, places you’d like to go – but for now, just for a moment, you want to breathe deep and enjoy the fact that there is nothing on the calendar.
And the next thing you know it is August. School starts and you say, “where did the summer go?”
If that sounds like you, check out A List Worth Trying over at Family Matters. The idea is to make a family To Do/Wish List for the summer. Have everyone contribute their ideas and dreams for what they might like to do this summer. We did this over the weekend and it was so much fun. We set the expectation up front that we will certainly not do everything that is mentioned, but we will definitely do some of it. I was surprised that 90% of the things our kids came up with were free or cheap and easy to do at home. Catch fireflies… Have a backyard camp out… Play in the sprinklers… The list makes it so easy for my husband and I to sit down and look at the calendar and be deliberate about how we use our time. And we are excited about the possibility of surprising them with some of the things that they don’t think will happen, like an impromptu trip to the beach.
~written by Kendra