365/ week 25: summer pledge

 

It's officially summer...and my mini's and I have decided to do something about that.

My daughter+her besties | Last Day of School 2017

My daughter+her besties | Last Day of School 2017

This morning I had a 1st grader + a preschooler, and tonight I put to bed a 2nd grader + a kindergartener.  Oh! My mama heart hurt and beamed all at the same time.

But tonight, after we got back from one last school event, my mini's and I sat around our small patio table with popsicles, a pad of paper and a pen with a whole heap of determination.

Maybe it's me and my 365 challenge that's inspired them, but tonight we made a list of the simple joys of the summer that somehow we miss most of the time because we're busy going to this summer camp, going on that trip, me going to work, and everything else in between.  So, this summer we've got our outline.  

It's our pledge to live this summer.

In my last post I shared how we were supposed to be moving to Portland, OR this month and now we're not with no date in sight right now - which means I will spend another summer single momming it.  In this frustrating situation, most summers I've robbed myself let alone my mini's of these joys because well, gosh dang it, I want my hubby home.  But, life has it's own ajenda.  And there is a lot to learn from what cards we've been dealt.

So starting tomorrow, the kids will have 10-weeks to make this list of simpleton joys a reality.  Oh! How I love these two sweethearts of mine.

Have you and your family ever made a list of things you want to do for the summer?  Or maybe just for a vacation?  I'd love to hear what your kiddos chose!

With Grace+guts,

-H

My two mini's on the morning of their last day of school May 2017

My two mini's on the morning of their last day of school May 2017

The Summer 2k17 pledge

The Summer 2k17 pledge