Summer seems to plan itself, especially now that the kids are older. Once school is out, our days will be filled with swim practice, soccer practice, gymnastics practice and family vacations. These are all fun and enjoyable activities, but they do consume most of the summer, leaving very little time left for truly lazy days.
I miss slip and slides and blow-up pools.
I miss sticky faces from melted pop-cycles.
I miss snuggling in bed all morning watching cartoons or taking naps in the middle of the day.
I miss drawing giant hopscotch grids on the sidewalk, water balloons, hammocks made of mom’s old sheets, homemade ice-cream, hours of playing Barbies on the front lawn and playing hide-and-g0-seek with the neighbors.
But most of all, I really just miss my kids.
So my ultimate plan this summer, after all of the “half-to’s” are figured out, is to plan absolutely nothing. I want to leave time for the unexpected, find moments of quiet with my children, stay up late watching scary movies, roast marshmallows in the fire pit, chase the ice cream truck down the road, smell suntan lotion and finger nail polish, hear little girls giggling in the middle of the night, eat with my fingers, and remember what it is like to be a kid on summer break.
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