In just three short weeks, the routine of school will give way to the freeness of summer vacation. And with it it will take my sanity. The kids and I thrive on a schedule and it’s hard to stick to that when you have the heat of summer and a mom who wants to finish writing a book. Last year our family did a summer bucket list (Thank you Pinterest). This is what it looked like:
We had 25 clothespins attached, i.e. 25 things to do. These items included: Going to the beach, camping, glow bath, making ice cream, etc., etc. We accomplished 23 of the 25 things (Camping is not my idea of a good time, no matter how you sugar coat it. When an RV is involved, that will get checked off.) This year I have been more proactive to ensure my mental health and have made up a preliminary list. Planting a garden, going to a water park, one craft a week, horseback riding, and learn to ride bikes are a handful of what I have so far. I hope that this will make a great summer for the kiddos and will keep me from counting the days down to when the first day of school is…..