Summer, when I was growing up, was all about being outside... playing.. and sometimes just good old-fashioned laziness. But these days, it's like keeping up with the Jones'. So and so are going to the pool everyday, or are taking all these vacations.... I really just want my kids to be bored like we were when we grew up! Actually one of my favorite "mom" sayings is "If you are bored, than you are a boring person." (my kids HATE when I say that)
Having the animals to tend to and play with is just the start of it.
The exploring of nature and all it's beauty (we live next to a wooded area that has a bike trail and creek running through it)
The sense of pride and accomplishment when eating from your own garden that you planted yourself
I will try to remind myself of these things as this summer is whizzing past.
And I hope my children look back and see that their summer was not wasted, but the exact opposite.
This was part of my Summer Series called Obsessed Much? Mondays. You can read all the other Mondays in this series by clicking HERE. Or at the top of the page, the tab called "Obsessed Much".