At this time of the year, it’s easy to feel as if you’ve been sold short. Because it feels as if the year has only just started, and now summer is here. Yet, you weren’t really. When it was cold out, you had all these big plans of how you wanted to spend your summer and what you were going to do. Yet, when the months and weeks and days start to tick by, it’s not always easy to put those plans in motion. And so, summer kind of lands in your lap. And before you know it, the kids have finished school and you have no idea what to do with your time. However, it’s not too late. Whether you want to be able to enjoy time as a family or do things for yourself, here are a few ideas to help you work out how you want to spend your summer.
First of all, the summer is such a perfect time of year to enjoy a few day trips. If there are different attractions or places that you’ve always wanted to visit and haven’t, then now could be the time. Or even if there’s somewhere that you know your kids love – go for that.
And if you haven’t planned in your holiday for the summer, now’s the time. Figure out where you might like to go and take a look at some of the best deals around. Even think about what you all might like to do as a family, or what kind of holiday will be the most fun. It’s okay to do a city break or even something in the country if you don’t fancy a traditional sun holiday!
From here, you may then also want to think about what you can do for yourself too. Yes, you’re a mama – but don’t you also want to enjoy the summer yourself? If so, then why not indulge in something you love or have always wanted to do? You could start to write, sign up for that Norwich University course, or even look to learn a language. Just indulge yourself and enjoy the summer, because you can.
From here, you may find that you need to be able to think of different activities that you can do as a family or with friends. Don’t just stick to the basics. Sure, you can go to the park – but what else can you do. Take a class? Play sports? Do something artsy? Try to think of new ways for you all to enjoy things a little more.
But then also, you may find that you actually want to be able to do a little more exploring this summer too. Because when the weather is nice, it’s great to be able to get outside, rather than feel as if you’re stuck in all day long. Maybe you want to go on different hunts and adventures with your children? Or you want to even go camping? Try to think of different ideas of how you can have fun together this summer.
*This is a post was contributed to AN blogs. While Amber didn’t write this, she’s read over it and approved it for you all ?