Every year, there’s a warm day in spring where the season officially changes in my mind. No, yesterday wasn’t the first day of summer. And it wasn’t our first glimpse of beautiful, warm weather, either. But it was the first day I feel like we just slowed down to enjoy it, so my mind immediately went to, “it’s summer!!” We didn’t do anything spectacular, but that’s exactly the point…we just plain enjoyed the day. We played outside most of the day with balls and Corinne’s water table. During nap time, Brian and I tackled some garage cleaning and I sat out on the back porch and started reading a new book. We grilled out for the first time this season – can we put steaks on the Sunday menu every weekend until October, please?! I left the day feeling a little sunburned (oops), tired, and happy.
Now, I know what starts to happen as the warm days string together…we start taking advantage of the fact they exist. Please tell me I’m not the only one? Life doesn’t stop just because sunshine and pool weather are here. Work, chores, errands, and life must all still be done. But I’m vowing this year to not take advantage of the beautiful days. I want to act like each beautiful Saturday is the last we will have. This season is fleeting, and I want to look back on the coming months and say we squeezed every last bit of enjoyment out of them. So, here’s to more days with zoo trips on the agenda, rather than errands. More afternoons running silly around the yard, rather than watching a tv show. And, maybe a nap skipped here or there for an impromptu ice cream trip (I said here or there people, let’s not get crazy).
This can sometimes be so against my nature…I’m a doer by design, and I love crossing things off my to-do list. But, I’m hoping I’ll remind myself what should be on our to-do list when we’ve been blessed with a sunny weekend. What is on your summer bucket list, friends?