Summer Break begins today at 1 p.m. for us! I already prepped my big kids that we’re going to the grocery after I pick them up from school. It’s long overdue and I am hosting a lunch on Friday and a birthday party on Saturday. Plus, well, these kids have to eat.
I’m eager to embrace our new rhythm – which we’ll have to figure out because I’ve never had a summer with a girl in double digits, her toddler sister, and the brother in between.
Summer is familiar in so many ways, but
each year offers a fresh take on an old favorite.
At least, summer is my favorite.
I’m looking forward to a slower summer than last year, if I get my way. We’re not moving or traveling far this time around. We have some weekend trips planned, and we want to save plenty of white space on the calendar to be in and around our new pool. We want to be with friends and share meals my husband grills on our new deck that is almost finished. We want to be at the lake when we aren’t in our pool.
I’ve got a Kindle full of books awaiting me. I have scrapbook projects and house projects and writing projects on my mental to-do list. My oldest is waiting for the next four installments in the Little House in the Prairie to arrive in the mail. My son has Lego goals and will require many showers for all the time he’ll spend outside. They’ve each got a couple day camps on the calendar. We’re all hoping Greg comes home early from work some afternoons to swim with us. And Rachel would like to keep up with us all and not miss a thing.
I don’t want to miss a thing, either, because this is my favorite time with my favorite people.
When does your summer start and how are you hoping to spend it?
Of course, chores and to-do lists are part of life, but I also compiled a Summer Not-To-Do List in the past that has helped me enjoy the adventures mixed with the responsibilities. If you need these reminders like I do, you can download your own copy of this Summer Not-To-Do List.