I am one of those annoying women you see on Pinterest or Facebook going on about their Summer bucket list. We did it last year and it was awesome. This year I tried to keep it quiet simple with a nice mix of free activities and ‘out of the house exciting’ ones.
So far this year we’ve played with bubbles, picked strawberries, had pyjama fun day, eaten watermelon, had a picnic, turned the garden into a water park, used pavement chalk, visited a stone circle and played in the summer rain.
And if that wasn’t enough we still get to, visit a forest, a beach, have a lounge blanket fort camp out, visit the library and a whole bunch of other things too!
If I could go back and have a chat with the me that compiled the bucket list back in May I’d tell her to, ‘just calm down. The kids will be just as happy with, ‘trip to the park’ as a trip to an expensive venue. Also plan in more home based activities or have you forgotten that you suffer from anxiety, you crazy loon?!’
The best things about doing a bucket list is that the kids get really excited and are far more likely to have a go or play along. Also it means that when I’m sitting there wondering how on earth to entertain the troops tomorrow I can pick an activity from the list.
Are you doing a summer bucket list this year, and if not what would you put on yours if you had to write one now?