Summer is here (or almost) and most families are already planning vacations and compiling lists of things to do before it's time to send kids back to school. I met summer with open arms and grandiose ideas but today found myself feeling rather bored. Sitting in our warm house listening to the whir of the washing machine and the bounce of springs that let me know my children were using the couch as a trampoline I tried to pinpoint what was keeping me from tackling my ever present to-do list or at least getting dinner started.
Maybe it was the warm air, the weariness from a long workout that morning, or feeling overwhelmed by all the options of things I should/could be doing but I found myself stuck at the table with zero motivation. And I wanted some cake. After a quick chat with Brett and a confirmation that we were, in fact, going to commit to having a garage sale I found my motivation returning. I think it just needed the afternoon off.
I've been gathering summer time activities for us to try with the kids on Pinterest for those days when I've got all the motivation I need and two listless children to entertain. Here are some of my favorites:
* Laser Obstacle Course (source unknown)
* This one is ambitious but I like some of the ideas to keep us all interested.
* House Box. Basically a way to use up all the empty boxes lying around in your basement/garage/recycling bin.
* Mudpie Kitchen. Right up Ruby's alley!
* Excavating Dinos from Ice. One Sebastian would love.
Some summer fun compilations deserve a big fat eye roll but this one has more than a few great ideas.
There's also the usual list of summer rituals:
* Backyard or indoor camping
* S'Mores on the grill
* Trips to the splash park
* Exploring a creek
* Picnics in the backyard
* Making homemade ice cream
* Trips to the farmer's market and weekend flea market
What's on your summer list? Feel free to link to your list in the comments below so we can all cure our summer boredom!