Summer is the time when kids get to stay up later with little, to no responsibility. As they get older the bedtime will get pushed back further and further. School is out, and the pools are open. No more early bedtime, and no more studying for the summer.
My memories of childhood mostly involve summer with my cousins, camping, biking, visiting people that I would not normally visit. School was a distant memory until the end of August. Fond memories of cookouts and will night games of hide and seek.Having a set list is not the most important way to go about summer fun.
Now that I am grown and a mother to four boys, my summers look slightly different. Boys enjoy different things about summer than I do. Learning how to have fun with my boys was easy because they are not complicated. Energetic, expressive, rough and wild are a few adjectives to describe my boy’s. Knowing what they enjoyed was half the battle, and the other half was letting go. I had to let go of how I saw them having fun. As long as they are safe and not hurting anyone it had to be ok.
Boys will take a game and make it look like the best game ever just because they are running around and jumping everywhere. Really, I would look up and think that there were 20 kids in the yard. There were not 20 kids, just mine. They were having fun and expressing themselves loudly. Over the past 20 years I have learned how to have fun with these four wonderfully different kids that God allowed me to enjoy.
Never go into a season, especially summer without a plan.
Make Learning Unrecognized
Family time Priority