This summer I will plan nothing

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.

The Tortoise

I miss sticky faces from melted pop-cycles.

The Hare

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.

The Tortoise and The Hare – where does the time go?

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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5 thoughts on “This summer I will plan nothing

  1. I truly believe that the best life has to offer happens when we are just “doing nothing.” ENJOY!!! 🙂

  2. oh those thighs! Nothing better than a smooshy baby in a bathing suit. Good luck with the lazy days of summer. We almost always plan “nothing.” Well – one trip, maybe, but then – all fly by day stuff.

    I want to come over and watch scary movies!

    p.s. I’ve had your window open for hours – and just saw you comment on my post. Great minds…

  3. I just wrote about that too – how much I miss my kids from them being in school all year. I’m looking forward to time with them and reconnecting. And doing nothing? While we have a lot of “have to’s,” I think doing nothing after those sounds awesome too.

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