Last year we had an amazing summer. We had adventures and discovered new places, but also had lots of simple fun.
It’s a worry though, isn’t it, when something’s worked so well? That it won’t be quite so good next time!
Life has been a bit chaotic (not unusual) and despite best intentions we hadn’t written this years bucket list. I was feeling very disorganized.
So, last week I sat down and chatted to the kids, writing down any ideas that they had.
Just like last year, most of it is simple stuff. Going to the library, playing in the garden, eating ice cream. But, there were requests to go camping, go back to Cape Cod and make it up to Maine again. The Aquarium featured (it’s a favourite!) as did the Science Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. And, of course, food is a priority with restaurants, cafes and picnics!
I’ve added a few places I’d like to visit too :)
And, we’re still adding to it!
Just like last year I popped each idea on a post-it and stuck them on a kitchen cupboard. Each time we do an activity we put a sticker on the post it. It’s easy to add more post-its too!
We’ve already started ticking things off and I’m looking forward to seeing more and more stickers added.
Last year the changing dynamic with the three helped hugely and getting out and about was easier than it ever had been before. This year can only be easier, and after our hugely successful trip to New York City over April vacation, I am feeling really positive about this summer. We already have our pool/beach bags sorted. Getting out the door is easy. Everyone is happy to walk and to stay out all day.
Bring it on!
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the vacation will be as successful as last year, and that the kids declare THIS the best summer ever :)