I took the first week of July as vacation (more on that after) and then I am taking all of August off so that I can spend some time with my daughters while they are still young enough to want to hang around with me. Since I cannot function without a list, we have been busy brainstorming all of the things that we want to do this summer, because it’s going to be, you know, awesome.
Our list is posted with a magnet on our dishwasher because our fridge is not magnetic. Funny, isn’t it, but I’m assuming they did that so that it couldn’t be cluttered with calendars, notes and artwork. But where else does one put such things but the fridge? The dishwasher doesn’t have nearly enough surface area for all our important family events, and so some of our gems are destined to be put away in keepsake boxes or the recycling box before we have a proper chance to enjoy them.
So far on the dishwasher list we have:
– Cooking class at Loblows (nut free) (likely not possible)
– Bake day (I may have to hire someone)
– Water park
– Canoe club
– Horse riding
– Upper Canada Village (done!)
– Go karting
– Mini golfing
– Art gallery (done, with Van Gogh too)
– Candle light dinner
– Movie (rainy day)
– Baseball (Fat Cats game, done)
– Read Harry Potter day
– Writing stories
– Mommy day
– Niamh day
– Beatrice day
– Cottage time
– Pedicures (just added by me)
I think it’s a good list and we will keep adding to it as the summer goes along. It is much better than a list of chores to do around the house, yes?
We knocked a few of the items off the list during my week of vacation when we had visitors in town from England, Ireland and Nunavut (Hi Monica, Ursula and Paul!) We spent a wonderful week together and I am missing everyone so much now that they have gone home.
Family bonds are so strong, and even though I don’t get to see a lot of some of my faraway relatives nearly often enough, whenever we get together it is instantly comfortable and wonderful.
It has in fact already been a summer of awesome.