Dear Summer

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Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Advice, Family | Posted on 03-06-2014

 

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Now that I’m an adult with children of my own, I am coming to the realization that “summer” means two completely different things for kids and grownups.  For starters, summer doesn’t actually begin this year until June 21, 2014, however if you ask my kids Summer started last Friday which was there last day of school.  I find it quite unfair that spring is getting cheated out of completing its contributions to the seasonal calendar.  How the hell is spring supposed to earn early retirement if he’s not allowed to work a full shift? OMG, I really am thinking like a responsible adult.  To kids, summer means freedom, later bedtimes, and hanging with friends having fun in the sun.  To me, summer means more of the same with added responsibilities.  I still have to go to work every day so that completely knocks freedom and later bedtime right off the list.  As a parent, my social life is pretty much nonexistent, so I only see friends in the bleachers during little league soccer and baseball games; not really my idea of “hanging”.  This leads us to “fun” in the sun, yeah sweating my butt off while putting in grueling hours of yard work is totally categorized under the fun category <insert huge dose of sarcasm here>.  Clearly as an adult, Summer is no longer all it’s cracked up to be, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a fun and exciting time to experience as a family.  This year, Fefe came up with the idea of a Summer Bucket List to boost our typical summer experience and I’m really pumped about it.