Thursday, June 9, 2011

and the livin' is easy

it is almost summer. almost. tomorrow is the last day of school around here--that's my measurement.

i still love summer vacation. love it. love my boys being on our family schedule--as goofy as that is, sometimes.

every last day of school we make a list--and i'm not much of a list maker. but, we(all four of us) make a list of all the things we'd like to do,see,visit,learn, make,try and experience over the short michigan summer.

we started the summer list because as b was ending the school year in 2000, i had just given birth to his new baby brother and i was hoping a list of things from b would help me stay balanced and attuned to both kids--little and itty-bitty. the early baby days of nursing and bathing, napping and burping slip away too quickly and i wanted to make the most of summer for b too. admittedly, i was afraid balancing the needs of two kids would be near impossible. the summer list eased this worry. we did fine, if i remember correctly.

so tomorrow, we'll make our list and do a few other things to celebrate the end of another successful school year. i'll post our list next week. in the meantime, what do you most want to do, see, visit, make, try and experience this summer?

love and light and summmertime


  1. That's a great idea- I'm going to have to do that. I mean, we've talked about it, but we'll have to write ot down. A couple of the things on our verbal list have been the beach (it'll be Nicholas' first time), the train museum, multiple parks, birthday parties for one of them- a a whole lot more. Writing them down will make sure we actually follow through. :-)

  2. My list is
    always comprised
    of small things...
    moments, really,
    since the big things
    seem to sort themselves
    out and shout for
    attention! My oldest
    baby is taking a big
    trip on Wednesday and
    right now we are in
    the thick of preparations.
    Enjoy your list-making!
    xx Suzanne

  3. I love summer, though I usually spend too much time worrying about how short it is instead of concentrating on enjoying it!

    Maybe I need to write a list ...