I wish I could say it was a great epiphany or the culmination of the study of great parenting journals that helped me arrive at the decision to go screen-free for the summer. No, it was nothing like that at all, it was an honest to goodness, full-blown, hissy fit. One of those not to be proud of parenting moments wherein you make a loud, impactful declaration from which you cannot back down. Such is the birth of our screen free summers! Continue reading
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Crazy as it may seem, we are more inclined “to do something”, if we write it down. Using this principle, I set out to make our summers full of “doing” and the summer bucket list is as much fun to create as it is to complete!
Since my children were very little we have had a summer bucket list and we continue to use it with our teenagers today. It’s a great way to get input from everyone ~ because no two “perfect summers” look the same! We also go screen free from June 1st to September 1st hence the need for the list! That will be a story for a future blog post!
Some years our list included elaborate vacation plans while other years we focused on a theme. There was the year of the sea shell, the year of visiting and last year, was the year of travel.
The list has space for movies, people to see, things you won’t do this summer and more. Children love to fill this out and you will be surprised how simple and easy some of their requests are to fulfill. I hope you enjoy this activity with your family. Love to hear what is on your bucket list!