School starts in one week.
That’s right, summer is already over!
I fretted and worried last June over what we would do and whether I would survive my first summer as an “at home” mom. And it flew by!
This summer my kids never once told me they were “bored.”
We relaxed in the pool at least once or twice a week.
We visited no less than five different playgrounds.
We didn’t go to the beach but that’s okay. The local news frightened us off the waves with reports about the sharks, the rattlesnakes hidden in the dunes, then cases flesh eating bacteria in our city. Each news report made our pool look more and more inviting.
We put our season passes for the zoo to good use and enjoyed the animals and splash pad almost every week.
I didn’t get to all my plans this summer because there were some days that we just stayed home and enjoyed being together. As nervous as I was of being with the kids all day every day for the whole summer, I am grateful for being able to be here with them.
As you can see, we didn’t go on vacation this summer. Being Florida residents, we normally take our trips in the “off season” because crowds, crazy heat and humidity, and afternoon thunderstorm are a sure fire way to trigger epic meltdowns from the scrugglets–and their Mommy!
We do have a grand plan to thoroughly enjoy our last week of break.
Here is my before we go back to school end of summer bucket list!
- One or two last trips to the zoo
- Playing in two new playgrounds
- A walk along the river
- and a trip to Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Water Park!
We haven’t been there in a year but the wave pool, slides, lazy river, mild to wild rides, and pirate ship are calling our name!
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Do you have an end of summer bucket list? When does school start in your neck of the woods?