My girls at the pool last summer…one of our favorite ways to wile away a hot day.
Summer is sneaky. It begins with a languid stretch of relatively unscheduled days, but one by one the unfettered hours give way to activities and errands and before you know it the smell of new school supplies replaces the smell of sun and chlorine.
This summer I have vowed not to fritter our summer away with idle talk of things we’ll do but find ourselves not making time for by the time school starts back. I’m pretty well an authorized expert on talking (possibly on an international level…ha) but I’ve found myself with the unexpected gift of unscheduled time this summer and the girls and I have places to go and things to do that are on their bucket lists.
Miss A and I laid in her bed last night and we discussed her summer list of must dos. Miss C is still high from her 10th birthday celebrationpalooza last week to focus on the actual rest of summer, or maybe all the sugar has just gone to her head. Any way, here are Miss A’s must dos:
Visit the Frist Center downtown
Eat breakfast at Pfunky Griddle
Yoga (girl has a wicked headstand and I’ve got the footprints on our sliding glass door to prove it)
Have a girls’ night out at the movies (we are going to catch Madagascar 3 and I’ve threatened to get a rainbow afro wig and wear it to school if they misbehave this summer)
Get a math workbook and do math problems…that’s right. My kid wants to do math over summer break.
I am totally on board with her on all of these must dos, except for the last one which would never appeal to me in any season, hot or cold, unless one heck of a cold front moves through hell.
What’s on your summer bucket list with your kids?