Why You Won’t Find A Summer Bucket List Here
School is coming to end her in the Northeast and everywhere I look all I am seeing is “Summer Bucket List” posts all over the internet. I want to say I have created one, but nope. The thought actually just gives me anxiety.
Since I earned the title of “mom” , I found myself doing all sort of activities and things that I felt I just HAD to do. As much as I love Pinterest, a lot of times I just find myself completely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information that is constantly being thrown my way. It’s a quick way to feeling utterly inadequate.
Crafts, recipes, day trips, daily routines, worksheets and homeschool activities so my kids can be a foot ahead, it goes on and on.
Then one day, sometime early on last summer, I had an epiphany. I was miserable. The kids were even more miserable. When they started refusing to get dressed and wanting to leave the house, it hit me.
Why am I doing this to myself?
Why am I putting so much pressure on myself?
Why am I putting so much pressure on them?
So my friends, you will find no summer bucket list here.
There’s plenty of things I want to do and cram into these 12 short weeks. But, if we don’t do a single one of them that is just fine too. What fun is it if you feel like you HAVE to do it?
Maybe the to-do lists and routine work for you and honestly? I applaud you. But, we are just fly by night kind of people and instead of changing it, I am embracing it.
With that said, enjoy your summer!