I am going to savor the simple.
No one can force me to
I’d like a popsicle, please.
I will relish a hot dog
cooked over the fire with
my little ones.
I will take a walk
and enjoy moving my body.
I will seek quiet and rest.
I am going to laugh and be silly
because life is too
short to do otherwise.
Watermelon will be
at all times.
I will seek opportunities
to connect with friends.
You know I will read a book with
a tall glass of iced tea in hand
because that is one of
life’s most luxurious pleasures.
I will arrange flowers
in a mason jar
and call it beauty.
I really only need
This summer will be basic.
And that’s all that I need.
May I have a red popsicle, please?
It is here!
I have everything planned out.
I have a list of activities we will do,
adventures we will take
and a Pinterest board called ‘Summer Fun’
has a craft for each week of summer break.
I bought the supplies that we will need
before the kids got out of school.
We are ready.
Our upcoming trips are all planned out.
The kids and I have new swimsuits
that we will have on rotation since we will
be at the pool every day from 1-3pm.
The kids are signed up for 3 camps
and I have cleaning projects planned for those mornings.
The schedule for our typical summer day
hangs in the kitchen so that everyone is on the same page.
I have lunches and dinners planned out for the week
and rainy day activities listed on the back of the cupboard door.
Except that none of this is true.
Yes. You read that correctly.
Not one sentence above is true.
I simply imagined what it
might be like to be
The truth is that we are out of eggs,
it is raining and I am still determining what today will look like.
I don’t know what is for lunch or dinner.
One child has a cold.
We are not currently registered for any camps.
A Pinterest Board called ‘Summer Fun’
does not actually exist under my login…
We do however have a summer song – George Ezra’s Shotgun.
Also, we will be prepping for the release of Breakout by Kate Messner.
She is blogging about the book writing process and even has writing prompts!
If you preorder the book you can get a free poster and bookmarks.
I’m all about it.
Hubby and I are talking tonight about tennis camp and schedules tonight.
I just wanted to let you know, you know, if there are any other moms
out there taking summer as it comes that
you aren’t alone.
It’s going to be a great summer.