So, I made a list - STRUCTURE - of 100 things that I wanted W to do this summer. They range from the very SIMPLE (blowing bubbles, stargazing, and making shadow puppets) to more complex (visiting the carousel in Montana, watching a movie in the park). Some of these things were things I knew we were going to do (stay in a hotel, go on a road trip) and some were things I knew I would have to make time for on any given day (write and send a letter to Grandma and Grandpa). We don't do them in order, we just pick something each day that sounds fun - SPONTANEITY - and do it. Then we take a picture and put it in a little book and write just a small something to remember the experience by! If your kids are old enough - have them dictate the words to you or even write it themselves! What a great keepsake, huh?!?
This doesn't just have to be a summer tradition, do this at Christmas or over the whole boring winter! Make Spring even busier! You make the rules! You create your own structure! Doesn't matter how you do it - JUST GET OUT THERE AND DO IT!
The great thing about it is that I am creating so much Family Fun that I now have things to continue to share with all of you! My next post: A Family Stroll Down Memory Lane!