Friday, July 11, 2008

What do you want to do this summer?

Something I've done the last couple years is sit down with the kids and make a list of things we want to do during the summer. This year Sam and Teresa sat down with their notebooks and pencils and wrote out the lists themselves. Just another reminder of how fast they are growing. sigh. Anyways, I love this little family project. We try and do most of the items on the list. Some we do multiple times, some only once. But every year I am delighted with their "must do" ideas. Childhood is such a fleeting time and I feel like I'm always trying to pack in so much that I forget how important it is to just slow down and, the cars.

Teresa's list

go roller skating
try skateboarding (yeah, my oh so graceful children won't break an arm doing this)
go to Abby's house
swim in the pool at night
keep going to swim lessons
sit in the grass and watch butterflies
walk over to "our" bogs and watch the river
go to Katie's Sweet Shop
go to Plymouth and race the river to the park at the end
go out for breakfast

Sam's list

play at Spencer's house
go watch my coaches at a Gatemen game
go to the library
visit Karen
have Pokeman battles with Dad and Mom
go bowling
lots of bike riding
swim in the pool
go to John's Pond and Sampson's Pond
sleep over at Carol's house
play at Rose and Zach's
buy a new toy with our allowance
go to Joey's new house, when they find one
visit CJ's house
go back to the Natural History Museum on the train
sit outside on the little hill and watch the cars go by (my kids are such country hicks)
run around the back yard naked (not sure what to make of this one)

I think I'll take a cue from the kids and take more time to enjoy and appreciate the little things. I'll pass on running around the yard naked though.


(fairy) Godmother said...

what a shame... I'd love to see you running through the yard naked. I need a good laugh!!!! LMAO!!!! Kidding... MWAH!

Marie said...

I don't think you'd be laughing, you'd be screaming in horror!!!!