Summer Bucket List
The summer is half over. Can you believe it? Me, not so much.
I’m sure it’s the crappy July that we had that makes it feel like we haven’t had a summer yet. You can blame that on us. Why? We got a pool. You can call it karma.
Anyway, since the summer is half over, I thought I’d share with you what I did with the kids when school ended. We made a summer bucket list.
You know how you feel as a parent? The summer comes to an end and you start feeling incredibly guilty because you didn’t really do anything all that fun? No? Well, I tend to feel that way, even thou they’ve spent the summer at the pool, on the tennis court and golf course, on the soccer field and on Backman’s Island. Doesn’t matter what we’ve done, I feel guilty because of what we didn’t do.
So at the end of the school year, I had the boys think of what they wanted to do this summer, gave them a package of clothes pins and had them write one on each pin.
I told them to use their imagination, whatever they wanted to do, write it down.
Then we attached the pins to a bucket. When we did one of the things on their list, they can put the pin in the bucket.
Our goal is to do everything on the list, take pictures of the things we do do, and the attach the pin to the picture.
Then when the teacher says, “what did you do this summer?” and my kids say “nothing”, I have proof that that simply isn’t true.