Last week I wrote over at The Better Mom about having a YES mentality this summer.
I enjoy the leisure days of these months. My children also appreciate less organization, but definitely like to ‘do stuff’ (according to the 7.5 year old).
So far, I believe our days include a good mix of hanging out time and organized activity or play. Last week brought plenty of FREE and fun things to do. I thought I’d share them with you:
:: lots and lots of simple outdoor play — the sprinkler, scooters, basketball, sidewalk chalk, or sometimes sitting in the shade reading a book
:: library programs! Be sure to check out any free or frugal local programs around you — last week the boys enjoyed bingo night, Touch a Truck with the fire department, and chess club. Plus plenty of books checked out for reading.
:: their sister had friends over. This of course meant lots of laughter, joking and singing coming from the basement!
:: farm day at a local grocery. Another free activity which I honestly wanted to do for recreating the memory. I took the children to this event when they were much younger (and when petting a cow felt fresh and new!)...so really, it was all about nostalgia. We had fun though trying out food samples, getting a tractor ride and yes, petting the animals.
I enjoyed a movie with my teen girl, a few outings with dear friends, and down time reflecting, praying and thinking on upcoming decisions. Overall, a full yet simple week!
What are you up to this summer?