I always look forward to the last days of school for my girls where the anticipation of Summer builds and I get to have my two sweeties all to myself! No more school or dance for a few months and we have days and days to enjoy each other’s company. I miss my girls while they are at school and always feel melancholy at the end of Summer when they go back. There is just something magical about long Summer days and I love being able to enjoy that with them.
Now that also means that they will ask me everyday without fail “What are we doing today Mom??” You know what I’m talking about! While you are drinking your coffee, waking up slowly (some days slower than others) figuring out what you need to clean, weed, bake, launder, dust, wrangle, it’s still a little dusky outside since you wake up to see your husband off to work at 4:45, your staring at the pile of clothes on the couch that didn’t get folded last night and your two gorgeous daughters pop in bright eyed and ready to start the day “What are we doing today Mom??”
I’ve seen this around Pinterest a few times and knew my girls would love this! It is a great way to include your children in activities you plan for the Summer. I think we will only use it occasionally to keep it special for us. On rainy days, when we don’t have anything planned or just when the question “What are we going to do today Mom??” leaves me thinking ‘I’ve got nuthin.’ ha!
Okay, grab a mason jar, some old stationary, couple of pens and some of those fun scissors that cut the edges all cute and pretty. Oh and grab your kiddos too; that would help. And let them write down ideas of activities that you all can do as a family during the Summer.
I let my girls spread out at the kitchen table and let them write down their ideas without me so I would be surprised. They did a fantastic job and I was amazed at their simple creativity of things they wanted to do this Summer. Very few things they wrote down cost money either! I read through each of them and just smiled loving each and every one of them. I also cried a little too being the sap that I am.
We keep it in on the kitchen counter and every once in awhile the girls will say “OH” and I catch them writing down another idea and pop it in the jar.