I am going to be totally honest here... I feel like I have been a lazy parent lately. Our family was pretty busy in March & April, so the past few weekends we have been just hanging around the house & relaxing. Not that there's anything wrong with that... but with summer upon us I am making a conscious effort to do one different & memorable activity with the kids every weekend.
I want summer to FEEL like summer for my kids, even though my husband and I work full time. Because of that, June & July isn't really THAT different for them. My daughter still goes to daycare and my son will go to camp... which is basically like going to after-care, but all day long. So I have decided to be proactive and focus a bit more on making those summer memories each weekend. Crafts, fun recipes, day trips... anything and everything to make this summer ROCK! I have been talking to my stay-at-home mommy friends, and most of them have a detailed plan of summer activities they will be doing with their kids... which inspired me to try and do the same! I am calling it Operation Summer Fun and this blog is going to help keep me accountable.
I told my husband about my plan and he was all for it. He agreed we have been a bit lax in the weekend planning department. So we kicked it off this weekend! On Saturday, instead of hanging out at our pool, we stepped it up a notch and went to a local splash pad with the kids. It was so much fun since the place was basically empty. The splash pad and pool wasn't too cold and the kids LOVED it. Mila & Hudson spent the entire time running up the stairs and sliding down the water slide. I didn't take any pictures, except one... since I wanted to document my moment to myself, which was very nice! Mila passed out on the floor at 5:30pm while I was making dinner, which is proof of a fun day.
|Splash pad fun with a little ME time!|
|All of my loves!|
|Jumping the waves|
|Loving the sun & sand!|
Now that Operation Summer Fun is off and running, I want to hear about all the summer fun YOU are having with your families as well! I am going to be using the hashtag #OperationSummerFun on social media and I would love for you to join in! Use the same hashtag so I can find what you are doing, & I will be featuring my favorites on the blog. (& linking back if you have a blog/business!) So let's have some fun!