bucket list. I love the idea of a summer
bucket list for kids, and for myself. In
fact, I sat down recently and started writing out a list. Things like go to the beach go to the local
amusement park, hikes, BBQ’s; all pretty basic ideas. I wasn’t going out on a limb and sending them
to summer camp (they are too young), or signing them up for a bunch of
list. What I want is for a relaxing
summer of my kids playing outside and making their own entertainment by riding
bikes and playing with dirt.
just that, kids. We don’t need to spend
a lot of time signing them up for every activity under the sun, although it
might be easier sometimes. What they
need is the sun (and the rain sometimes, too), and an opportunity to create
their own entertainment. If I constantly
have activities lined up for my kids, they will not know what to do with
themselves with down time.
may be, I am instead going to encourage my kids to get as much vitamin D as
possible. To tell stories about their adventures
outside; and to appreciate all that is around them every day.
quickly filling up for the entire summer, and with a very busy fall ahead of us
with a new baby on the way, I know that we need to keep our weeks relatively
free for exploration and unlimited play.
I want to focus on fun, but in a much more relaxed way. If we want to go to the beach because it is a
beautiful day, great, but I don’t want it on a list, hanging over my head if it
doesn’t happen for some reason.
bucket list for your kids? Do you get
concerned about summer passing too quickly because of all the activities you