I know, I know…everyone’s talking about how summer is almost over. Target has their school supply aisles stocked, the flip flops are on clearance–but I refuse to believe them. And there’s still so much we want to do! Our summer has been weird because we were gone for most of June, so summer feels like it just started for us, but I know our time is ticking. So you know what that means–I made a plan. Yes, it’s kind of my thing. I have made six-week plans and summer plans, even down to the food. So I’m here to do it again: My Summer Plan.
Here’s the problem: we want to do all this stuff. We have a fun summer list all drawn up and we want to do the stuff. Then we realize summer isn’t 40 months long and there’s no way all our summer dreams will be fulfilled. But I’m not happy with all that discontentment either, so I always think it’s best to start with a good plan of attack. If that plan of attack is in pen and paper in a great planner, that’s my favorite. I started with those things. Then I jotted down all the things I want to organize and do before our sacred five weeks are over.
-field trips and
I broke it all down so you can see what I’ve done. Before you freak out on me, or worse yet, call me an overly anal psycho planner, just hear me out. I think better like this. I call it organized fun. I want to do all the fun stuff but if I leave too many of those things to be sporadic fun things, they almost never happen. So, for me, my brain works better this way…on paper with pen. Then we can carry on, knowing that our summer dreams are going to happen…because they’re in the planner…so of course they are, right!?
Ok, the schedule.
Having an outline of a daily schedule isn’t meant to be rigid or strict. It’s just sort of an idea, or a gently rolling flow of how our days should go and how we function best together.
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and saved them in my freezer. It makes meals so much easier!
(Not like from a gas station…trust me.)
on the grill