I am in the final count down until school is over for the summer. And, if I am bring honest, I am starting to panic. I have a loose summer schedule and I have been searching all over for inexpensive activities for us to do.
And I am starting to get overwhelmed!
There are so many things that I would love to do with the kids this summer. I want it to be fun and I want to make a lot of memories with them. I want to shut the computer down, throw the smartphone in my bag, and just be there with them. In the moment.
And then I feel the pressure! The pressure to make this the best summer ever. In reality, I know anything that I do with them will make it the best summer with them. I don’t need to plan over the top excursions or take them on lavish trips. They just want me to be there.
So I declare this the summer of us! This summer, I really want to get to know my children, at this age, at this stage in their lives. There will come a time (and it’s coming quickly) where they will not want to be around me so much, where I will embarrass them, and it will no longer be cool to be with mom so much.
The summertime is the perfect time to unplug, relax, and just be. And even though we will be going on day trips and vacations, like Kennywood, the zoo and aquarium, and Dutch Wonderland, the focus will be on them. On what they want to do not what I have to do.
I want this to be the summer that they never forget!
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Love it and can’t wait to see what you experience with your boys over the summer. It’s so important to cherish them in the phase and stage that they are in now (even in their crazy moments)!
I think this is a terrific idea. Make a scrapbook at the end of the summer talking about all that you did, then enter new memories next summer! It will be fun to go through the past experiences to see how you all have changed 🙂
I am looking forward to reading about all your “to-do’s”. Cherish the time when they are young. Mine are now 12 and 16 and it goes my so fast. : (
This is an important reminder. Thank you. We as parents need reminders like this. Enjoy every moment NOW!
Heather M says
*Sniff* Great revelation and plan for your summer. Embrace it and just have fun. Me? I don’t know what I am doing yet.
Noelle (@singerinkitchen) says
Cool! I like this declaration!
Gina Badalaty says
I am SO with you. Watching my oldest graduate elementary school yesterday really brought home how fleeting this is. I’m gonna take my time with my girls this summer too.
I never heard of Kennywood. I have to look it up. We are no planning over planned summers either. Just wake up and decide what to do – or just “be”.
Reesa Lewandowski says
I am so right there with ya! I am excited!
Being able to be home with your boys in the summer is priceless. Can’t wait to see what adventures you go on… and I love Bing Rewards!