So - a friend recently commented that summer's 1/2 over, and I was caught off guard. I've been so busy lately that I didn't realize that we're soon gonna be half-way thru July. I guess it's time for me to get in the swing of things and start actually doing some summer activities with my family.
... But what!??!
We haven't had ice cream outside 'cause Alex usually refuses to eat the stuff. We haven't gone to the playground at all (except once in May) 'cause it's generally too hot for me to tolerate. We haven't gone to the pool 'cause I'm not allowed in water, and it's generally too hot for me to tolerate. We haven't gone to the beach 'cause I'm not allowed in water, and it's generally too hot for me to tolerate. We haven't gone to Hershey Park or the zoo 'cause it's generally..... You get the point. Summer activities revolve around enjoying the hot weather, and when I'm outside in the heat I think I'll pass out 'cause I can't breathe. So - I've been getting down on myself for all the summer experiences my kids aren't getting yet again this summer!
If I don't have any projects that need done after Aaron gets home from work, then generally we eat dinner and once it cools down we try to head outside for a little bit. Harrison has fun picking flowers and running/crawling in the opposite direction of where we want him headed.
Alex rides his spider man bike or plays catch with Aaron, and he absolutely loves doing both!
But it's hardly anything - definitely not enough! Alex is missing out on so much that was part of what summer meant to both Aaron and me when we were children. I've been trying to come up with ideas of summer activities that we can do as a family that don't revolve around water, or a lot of walking, or being outside in the heat of the day. I HAVEN'T COME UP WITH ANY! I seriously need help - please give me some suggestions!!!!
#55 - Get me off this mountain
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