Friday, June 3, 2011


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Happy last day of school!  Today Miss A is officially done with kindergarten, and I may be just as much of a mess today now that it's over as I was on the first day because it was starting.  Time really does fly.  She's had a great year, and I'm constantly amazed at her growth.

I've been in gathering mode for summer ideas.  I like my kids to be happy. I like to do things with my kids. But when I describe myself as a mom, or even as a person, fun is not typically a word I would use.  Sure, I love to have fun, but I am naturally so task-driven that sometimes doing something just for the sake of fun doesn't occur to me.  I'm not one of those spontaneous awesome moms who decides to throw the kids in the car for a quick road-trip.  I don't feel like I have 50 tricks for a good time up my sleeve to quiet summer boredom.  In fact, I kind of think it's a good thing for them to feel bored so they can be creative coming up with their own fun (but that's another topic for another day).

I've been browsing around pinterest for ideas from other creative moms.  I've been making lists (something I am skilled at) of possible activities.  I'm sure things like homemade ice cream and time in the garden and lots of reading and walks/bike rides and play dates will all be in the mix.  This afternoon I'll sit down with the kids to get them in on the planning for summer fun.  After all, in my opinion, the planning is half the fun!

Hope your summer is getting off to a great start.  What will be included in your summer fun?


Jocelyn Christensen said...

Yeah, we Type A's are pretty sick...planning IS half the fun in my book too! ha ha! Practice being spontaneous...You'll get better at everything else you do! :) I've got my lists too....

Carrie said...

Oh man..I used to be so good at the whole fun thing. I think my job has worn it out of me;) But still! Lists are so great and there is something so satisfying about checking them off in the Summertime more than any other time of the year;)