The weather this spring turned from storms and downpours one week to bright warm sunshine the next. All at once there were people outside everywhere, neighbors talking, kids biking, highschoolers walking. It was glorious.
Do you make a summer list? What’s on it? With all the sunshine we decided we could not help ourselves from making plans, so we pulled out a big piece of poster board and a box of crayola markers and had a meeting on the family room carpet. We made our must-do list, whatever style. Everyone had suggestions. And if you can read the list, you will see that my kids and I are major nerds : ) But summer free time is my favorite and I’m even thinking of allowing no lessons at all this summer. Just one big break. Okay maybe swim lessons. And music maybe too. But that is it.
Once we had our list down, it didn’t seem right to roll it up and hide it away until June. And summer is never, ever long enough for me anyway. So we’re calling it our extended summer list, and starting on it now. Today.
It’s spring break here, so yesterday we hit the road with a picnic of cinnamon rolls and strawberries and a playlist full of good books (free great stories here, we just finished Alice in Wonderland) and we are going to see about knocking a thing or two off our list.