Summer Dayz.


You know how everyone always asks: "What are your plans for summer?" And you answer with a list of all of the summer/beach/camp/sports/travel activities you've been itemizing in your head. I've decided my answer for this summer is this: "You know I'm going to take it slow. Maybe I'll sit down. Maybe I'll lie down. I'll probably watch my kids play on the grass a lot. Maybe they'll climb some trees. Dig a few holes. Collect snails. I think I'm just going to sit in the sun and think and watch." 

I've never been someone who needs to busy all the time. But it seems once you have kids, everyone is always suggesting that you do be doing something to fill up every hour in every day. I want my kids to have the opportunity to play sports, take dance lessons and swimming and go to camps if they want to. But I also want them to just explore and learn and play and soak up the sunny, lazy days of summer. I mean really, what's better than that?

If you haven't read this, check it out. I love the idea of slow parenting. What do you think?
And do you have any special memories of summers as a child?


tereza said...

I like that idea! I always feel the need to be out doing something with the kids cuz I feel like I'll miss out on summer if I don't. But why not just take it a little slower :)