Watching my kids Grow up right before my eyes makes me emotional…
My husband jokes that a breeze makes me emotional, but thats ok its just because I love hard, and I am grateful for every day. I am going to break away from my normal blog post to share some personal stuff. Summertime always makes me a little extra thankful for my job and it also gives me some space to think about how grateful I am to move in and out of being a mom, and being a working mom. For the very first time ever, my family and I spent 2 weeks on vacation. Vacations are always a reminder of how much we need to unplug from the craziness of our life and plug into one another…they are also why we work so darn hard the rest of the year. But also, in between those vacations, my kids have been able to spend much of the summer making good summertime memories…sunshine, card games, pool, friends, beach, bike rides, parks, fireflies, butterflies, popsicles. The list might change as they get older, but there are parts of these summertime traditions that I think they will always have a love for.
Please though, don’t think everyday is sunshine and roses. I also work out of the house most of the time so we have plenty of days where things get a little dicey. What I have realized over the past few summers though, is, if I can facilitate more happy summer days than dicey ones, then it’s a win.
Anyway….at the end of the school year, Gavin and Aliyah came home with summer bucket lists. You’d be amazed at how very simple the list was. There was not one grand thing on there that they wanted…it was things like “catch fireflies”, “ride my bike”, “have friends over”. Those lists made me think….what are some of the bucket list things we do as a family most summers….especially those things that are timeless no matter how much they are growing up.
I decided it would be fun to put that list together. So I did just that, and I added in a list for every season too;) Let me know what you think… I’d really love to hear some of your seasonal traditions. Drop me a note!