My love of summer has grown as my kids have gotten older. Now that they’re in school with a set schedule and have activities I crave the relaxed nature that summer brings. In fact, I wrote about how important it is to have a laid-back summer in another post, which you can read here.
I love the laid-back mornings, the anticipation of long weekends and lots of fun. I look forward to longer days filled with sunshine (for the most part, it rains a lot in Florida) and ice cream cones. I definitely haven’t always felt this way, especially when they were younger. In those years, I felt stuck at home dreading the long days filled with naps and schedules.
Well, I’m excited because this summer I’m taken a completely different approach to our summer. I’ve picked out 5 things that I want to do with my kids this summer, and I think you should try them out too.
Summer is by far one of my favorite times of the year.
The sun stays out longer, there is more flexibility in our schedule, and I can actually drink my coffee. And by drink my coffee, I mean I don’t have to chug the scalding liquid on my way out the door.
I start anticipating the summer months right after Spring Break has come and gone. I can’t help it, by this time I’m just over the monotonous nature of the school year. I want my freedom as much, if not more, than my kids.
However just because I love the summer months with the kids doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with it’s own unique struggles.
For example, as I write this post my kids are arguing with each other over their Magna Tiles. They are arguing after my youngest begged her sister to play with her. They are huffing and puffing at each other, and I’ve already had to go out and discipline them no less than 4 times.
So there’s that…