Two years ago, I made a summer bucket list with a ton of fun activities to do with the kids. I felt bad because the summer before that (2012), I was very pregnant and miserable and didn't do ANYTHING fun with the kids. Little did I know that less than a month after putting together our 2013 summer bucket list, I would be in my first trimester with Little Dude which meant that I spent the whole summer nauseous and sleeping. The next summer (2014), Little Dude was...um, difficult to care for, to say the least, and survival, not fun, was on the top of my list.
This summer, I'm not pregnant, not going to get pregnant (No, really, I mean it this time!), and Little Dude is SOOO much easier to care for than last year.
I decided to take the plunge and put together a 2015 Summer Bucket List for our family. Without further ado, here it is....
1. Have fun.
2. Have fun.
3. Have fun.
And that's it. No big aspirations. No big plans. No guilt when things don't go as planned. No expectations other than to have fun. I just want to enjoy time with my kids. With all of Little Dude's needs and medical appointments, the three older kids have been somewhat on the back burner for the last year, and I want to make up for that simply by spending time with them as much as I can.
This summer we will go on walks, play at the park, get out the bubble machine, splash around in our plastic wading pool, and have fun. If we are able to, we might go to the zoo or a museum or we might not. This year, the emphasis is on the quality, not quantity of experiences.
What plans do you have this summer?
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