When I think of summer, I think of lingering days, BBQ’s, my kids in the water, or running through rain puddles living life as we all should, purely in the moment. This is something we can learn from our children, to live in the moment and enjoy all the simple pleasures that summer brings.
We started our summer with a baseball game and picnic that was hosted by the news station I now work for. It was such a lovely evening. There were gray clouds in the air that threatened rain, but it held off. I think our weather team pulled some strings for us because instead, we enjoyed mild temperatures and a cool breeze to go with a lovely evening.
And, as I watched my girls together, I had one of those moments of just being present in that moment watching them together. They watched the game for a bit, ran around on the grassy hill and played tag, jumped in a bouncy house and enjoyed classic baseball field snacks like popcorn, hotdogs and an icy.
It was simple, pure, and a reminder that keeping the summer simple is ok. That’s my mantra this year because rigorous never works for me in the stress department. And, if Mama ain’t happy, then you know how that one goes.
We’ve picked one main camp for the girls, we’ll spend a week at the beach with some friends, have one of our nearest and dearest visit for a bit and enjoy plenty of backyard BBQ’s and water slide fun. Done deal. Simple fun with those that matter most.
What’s bringing the joy moments to your house this summer?!
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