Summer, summer, summertime…time to sit back and unwind. Ha! Who are we kidding? Summertime is the time to let er rip and have the bestest time. The weather is warm. Bedtimes are flexible. Flowers are in full bloom. School is out. Cookouts are aplenty. Pools are glistening. Beaches are calling. Yes to summertime!
As leisurely as summer sometimes is, it goes by pretty fast. Not as fast as when we were kids but fast nonetheless. I like to be intentional about summer so when it’s all said and done, I can look back and not wonder what I did with my time, but rather smile about what I did with our time.
One of the ways I make this happen is by creating a Summer Bucket List. I enlist my twins and we each jot down what we want to make sure we do before Labor Day - which is the official end of summer in my mind. While bucket lists often consist of far fetched once in a lifetime things to do, our list has things that are within reach for us. Writing it down makes it real for us and gives us a chance to be thoughtful about our time together, build excitement and ultimately make some amazing memories, which is the ultimate goal.
Here are some tips for creating a summer bucket list:
- Keep it simple. The more difficult, the less likely it is that you will do it.
- If you’re creating it with your family, make sure everyone has input.
- Make it fun. Each activity should make you smile.
- Don’t forget to take pictures!
Check out my family’s 2022 Summer Bucket List:
- Visit the Mall of America in Minnesota
- Go to the beach
- Have lunch at the Porsche track in Atlanta
- Attend an Atlanta Braves game
- Have an over-the-top TikTok milkshake
- Visit a waterfall
- Find a black seashell
- Go on a boat ride
- Make custom t-shirts
- Photograph 5 Atlanta tourist sites
Mommy bonus activity: learn to make coffee art
I’m excited about our 2022 Summer Bucket List. Let me know if you create one and what you add to yours.