What is your immediate reaction to the word Summer?
I remember when the word Summer meant relaxing, playing outside, eating extra barbeque… As a Mom, though, this Summer has meant driving, cooking, cleaning…extra needs! I may just let the house go crazy dirty while I attempt to have a bit of fun myself.
How do you have fun? Are you in a family that takes a scheduled vacation? We have never had one of those. I just may plan one for next year. I’m ready.
Still, the kids seem to be having fun, although having jobs isn’t as much fun as they expected, haha! I suppose it’s no surprise that our youngest, Em, is the one having the most fun around here. Having three older brothers (two of whom work at a water park) and an older sister always gives you someone to play with.
I still think my favorite part of Summer is lazing around reading…I call it Siesta for the kids. I will go ahead and set the timer for one hour. During that hour, whoever is home needs to rest and read. It is wonderful.
Tomorrow for the Fourth, we will be up in the Shenandoah National Park. I’m hoping for good weather and energetic children (& parents). What are you up to? Whatever it may be, enjoy like a kid!