Can you believe that it’s June already? The year is already almost halfway over, and I know the next couple of months are going to fly by, as well.
If you want to make this summer break a memorable one, you’d better get crackin’. I’ve published several summer bucket-lists of ideas for memory making in the past — like this:
… and like this:
… and also this:
… and even this:
However, this year I’ve decided to take a different approach to making summer plans.
A few weeks ago, when I was straightening up some papers I found scattered on my couch…
I spotted a short list my 14-year-old daughter had written of things she wanted us to do as a family this summer, so I’ve been working on accomplishing those for the time being.
We’ve already knocked off a few of the activities on her list, including going blackberry picking…
… and having a shaving cream war.
It’s been fun, but I wanted to get the other kids in on the planning, too, so as to make certain we devote time to doing things each of them really enjoy. That’s why I created this little printable — to poll them on the top five things they’d like our family to do this summer.
“Five things” is not overwhelming. Even with multiple children, there’s usually enough overlap to keep it all doable.
I’ve taken similar polls in the past before starting a new year or taking a trip, and it has always been a very telling exercise. Try it yourself and use the results to compile a summer bucket list, tailor-made to your own family.
What do you suspect would make your child’s top 5 list? What about your spouse’s list? Or your own?
Now, test your theory. Were you right?