When the kids were little, we didn’t belong to a pool, so I would plan something each day…and live for their afternoon naps!
Depending on the day we’d go to a park, have a picnic, go to a movie, head to the library, splash in the baby pool in the backyard, or meet friends at the YMCA pool.
A few years ago, we joined a pool, so most of our summer days are spent there. Swim team practice is in the morning, so then we often hang out for a couple of hours afterwards. A couple days a week we’ll grab lunch at the pool, other times, we come home by lunch. The kids love the pool because they are able to see friends (me too!), play basketball and volleyball as well as swim. Also, our pool has various events like snow cones, movie nights, and pool activities a few times throughout the summer.
Last summer “forced” us to find fun outside of the pool since we didn’t join due to Covid. I’d say that last summer was actually a blessing in disguise. We had a lot of time together as a family, and we picked strawberries, had time to bake, went canoeing with friends, rode bikes, and did many other activities.
Also, we have quite the crew of neighborhood kids, so it was fun to see them out and about on their bikes and playing outside most days. All of the parents were nostalgic as it reminded us of summers when we were kids.
This summer, we are back at the pool, but I asked the kids to think of a few things they’d like to do this summer.
Here’s what they came up with:
A few of the activities like going to an MLB game and dance classes have already happened (or are currently happening), so we are off to a good start.
The kids even planned their pool day yesterday to be there for the afternoon snow cones! I’m sure we will have a great summer.
What are some fun things you like to do in the summer? We’d love to add to our list!