OK..so my kids got out of school on Friday and I still can’t believe Summer is here. I always stress this time of year. The thought of having them home for 3 months, micromanaging everything, entertaining them, and trying to have fun is a handful:) I usually freak out for the first 3 weeks, then I get in the swing of things and really love summer, and then the last 2-3 weeks I am ready for them to get back on a routine. Because the weather has been so dreary here in Denver, it doesn’t even feel like Summer yet. So it hasn’t really sunk in. I am however going to try to do things differently this year. My kids are getting older and I know before I blink an eye they won’t want to hang out with mom during the summer. So, this summer I vow to really enjoy the time with them and create lasting memories. This is my goal and one you can all incorporate too if you want~
- Plan some outings- I am going to get out the calendar and pencil in some fun things that both kids and I want to do this summer. I know if I don’t pencil it in, the summer will whiz by and it won’t happen. So I want to think big and throw some fun ideas at them.
- Lighten up- I am going to try to lighten up, not stress about everything, and really be in the moment with them. I want to find a balance that feels good.
- Carve out some “me” time- Even with enjoying the time more with the kids, I still know I need to pencil in some time just for me. So I am going to chat with my husband and the babysitter and make sure I take care of myself. This will also help me enjoy the moments more with them.
OK, that is it for now. I wish you all a fantastic summer filled with laughter, awesome memories, and experiences. Feel free to check in on me and make sure I am staying true to what I said I would do.
P.S. Make sure to read Natalie’s post tomorrow at www.mommyofamonster.com