Summer Bucket List
Summer is the time that everyone wants to relax and spend time with family. It’s a welcomed break from school, and for some of us, a little break from work to focus on the family. However, summer is more than just a break and a touch of family time, it’s the time when you get to finally do things you haven’t had time to do otherwise.
Kids can have such busy schedules when school is in session that summer is a time to finally get a chance to do some things they had been hoping for. As silly as it sounds, kids have some of the silliest hopes and dreams when they’re younger and summer is that ray of hope that those things will come true. So, instead of letting summer slip away, make a bucket list that includes not only some things you want to do with the family!
Don’t kill yourselves trying to accomplish the bucket list, just make sure you fit in a few things this summer. It definitely is fun to see how many items on the bucket list you can accomplish though. The time will slip by faster than you hope this summer, so don’t waste it with too much work. On the other hand, don’t waste it doing nothing either! Take that relaxation time but make some of that relaxation time about fitting in a few items from your bucket list.
Below is one that we created as a family. As you can see, we’ve accomplished some but we’ve hardly gotten close to all of it. We are definitely determined to tackle the entire list and have an absolutely blast of a summer doing it.
Our Family’s Summer Bucket List
-Check out the library summer reading program
-Swimming at the outdoor pool
-Build a Fort
-Water Balloon Fight
-Camping with my family
-Fly a Kite
-Have a board game day
-Visit the local zoo
-Go on a solo date with mom or dad
-Do a fun summer craft
-Make fruit loop necklaces
Staying Active all Summer Long
With trying so many new activities, the inevitable bumps, scrapes and bruises will happen! I love that my kids are pushing their limits, and I have to be ready for these boo-boo’s. I keep a variety of Boiron Canada‘s products on hand to soothe the small people when this happens. Their homeopathic remedies work for the whole family.
Even yesterday, I stepped hard on a rock outside with a heel while picking our raspberry bush. As my heel began to bruise and be tender, I came inside to scrub off the dirt, and apply Arnicare. Arnicare Cream is made from 100% naturally sourced medicinal ingredients including Arnica montana.
We also love Dapis Gel for mosquito bites!
What are some things that might show up on your bucket list?
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.