Refuse to let Summer Go without a Fight
Earlier this week I sent the kids off to summer camp.
It’s year two so there weren’t any big concerns on my part. The kids had a great time last year and I know I’ll pick them up happier than ever.
But as they headed off to meet new cabin mates, secure the coveted top bunk spot and prepare for swim tests, I couldn’t help but also think about how fleeting the summer always feels.
This is my 14th summer as a parent and every year I try to make sure we cram as much into those warmer school-free months as we can while also trying to balance some downtime at home just enjoying what it feels like to let laziness take hold.
We did a great job of that this year. Between active adventures in Idaho and Montana and quieter weeks like the time we recently spent in Prince Edward County, I’m happy with all that we’ve done.
Still, who wouldn’t want a little more?
Since it is well known around my neighbourhood that the sight of the first snowflake will also be the moment I go into hibernation, I refuse to let summer end without a fight.
Once the boys are home we fully intend to cram as much into our last few weeks of great weather.
There will be concerts and barbecues and get-togethers and water fights.
We’ll leave the stress of Back to School shopping until after they’ve been back a week or so and the teachers tell us what they really need – avoiding the crowds and fever pitch in the stores by doing so.
I refuse to spend even one minute of this glorious weather worrying about looming homework and prepping for school lunches.
Are you with me?
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored in part by Duracell. As always, all opinions and experiences are my own.