Summer Bucket List 2013

| June 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Summer Bucket List

If you’d asked me back in November how I’d feel with just a few days of school left for the kids, I would probably have said something about approaching it with a mixture of dread and excitement. I love summertime, and appreciate all the freedom it offers us to spend long, lazy days at the beach — my favorite place in the whole world. But having the kids home for the summer can be a little stressful when you work at home. You want them to have a good summer, but also have to work to keep making ends meet. It’s a hard and necessary balance.

But this year? I am filled with excitement, relief and joy. That big dose of perspective changed everything for me — including my feelings about summer break. It can’t come soon enough or last long enough. We need a break. We need some time away from the realities of how life changed post-December 14. Although I will still work from home all summer, finding a way to make work time and fun time work together just doesn’t seem as tough this year. Or maybe I’ve just changed.

Either way, I am beyond ready for summer to begin. There are just four three days left of school left. Are we there yet?

To ensure that our summer is literally packed with fun, I created a Summer Bucket List of things I want to do with the kids this year. It’s on Pinterest — and I’ve been checking off items as we go. Hat tip to my dear friend Cate at Sweetnicks for that idea — she clued me into this fun summer to-do list a few years ago.

Did you catch that? Even though school hasn’t ended yet, we’re well underway with the bucket list. I couldn’t wait. We’re getting the summer party started regardless of how many hour-long bus rides remain.

So, what’s on our list? Check it out:

Do you have a summer bucket list? What’s on it?

Category: Celebrate, summer

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. This is a great idea. I think I will start one too. Happy summer vacation with your cutie pies! Ours starts today.

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