“The other thing is quality of life; if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn’t matter if it’s a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life.”- Jim Fowler
We are masters of the move. Packing our box truck has become second nature to all of us.
The very first day they were FREE for summer, poor things had to report to work and pack up the WHOLE warehouse with us to move to a new location. Besides sore muscles, aching feet, legs,backs and a few frazzled nerves… oops,that was me. ;) They hardly complained a bit. Now on day 5 of the move we’re hearing more complaints but we’re in the home stretch now. As promised, we’ll be spending 4 straight sun soaked days playing at the beach and by the pool with the kids, just as soon as everything is packed and moved.
Oh how I long for our summer to really begin!
Summers are for staying up late and looking at the stars with hot cocoa and best friends.
They are for making memories, playing in the dirt with bugs, for making solar projects, pitching tents, making s’mores, building forts, reading books cover to cover with toes in the sand and blissful hours passed doing exactly what your heart desires.
Summers are for…
mismatched socks??!?!?!? Um, Kenzie? Exactly what were you going for with this one babe?
Her answer: You said we’d play soccer so I wore both of my favorite color soccer socks.
Me: At once? Feeling a little Punky Brewster?
Kenz: Punky what? Whatever mom. I like it so Na. *Insert tongue stuck out here*
Me: I’m old.
Kenz: Yeah you are. TAG! ( She almost pushes me over)
Everyone laughing at me as they run away… Kenzie’s going down!
Soon my truck will smell like a rolling bottle of Hawaiian Tropic.
It makes me sad when the smell finally fades in October, like I just packed up my best friend and shipped them off to parts unknown for another several months. Yes we live in Southern California so I really can’t complain about weather but SUMMERTIME is my perfect storm of HAPPY!
We sat by the pond and watched a Mama Duck with several ducklings.
It was beautiful and fascinating! Then we headed back up the hill… oddly the kids reminded me of those little ducklings, just bigger, hairy and starting to tease one another.
I wonder if that Mama Duck ever wanted to push her cute little ducking the the pond for calling her old too.
This year we are ready!
The Handsome Prince and I are double teaming them and sticking to our Family Camp Game Plan! We will not fail this summer! Those workbooks will sit there collecting dust again this year while we’re busy teaching them another way. Plus they get to swim for at least 3 hours a day… rough life!
We may have to work to keep it all going but there will be plenty of time to learn as we play! Working for SUMMER FUN!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful and safe Summertime of FUN!
Ready to knock this summer outta the park,