Summer is finally here! After what seems like weeks of a tease from summer with off and on cool temps, I think the warmer temperatures are here to stay! Since having kids I have grown to have a love/hate relationship with summer. I love the more laid back feel, fresh food, living in jean shorts and flip flops, late summer evenings on back porches, and basically just living outside. I don’t love how the lack of schedule seems to throw everyone off and how each morning and I am greeted with these lovely words from my four year old, “Hey Mom! What are we going to do today??”
Here are some simple, affordable, and some times FREE things to do this summer:
1. Go fishing:
2. Go hiking:
3. Play frisbee golf:
4. Go canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding:
Splash pads, farmers’ markets, parks, berry pickin’ patches…this is what summer is made of!! We can do this mommas!! And remember, none of these activities will go off without a hitch, but you and your kids will be making memories and that’s ALL THAT MATTERS. If all else fails at the end of the day, let the kids stay up late, grab a mason jar, and go catch some lightening bugs. It doesn’t get more “summer time” or any simpler than that.