A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.
Mr. Dent makes a good point. Unless of course the lawn mower is broken for an extended time and you lose the children or pets in the lawn. I suggest borrowing a mower if there's any risk of that happening. :)
What does summer mean to you?
Extra writing time?
Lazy vacation days?
Savoring good books?
Time with friends and family?
Fun with the kids or grandkids?
Campfires, marshmallows, and fireworks?
For me, it's all of the above, since my online classes don't resume until September. Just like last summer, I'm working on a book, and keeping the weeds at bay in the garden. Soon I'll be sharing zucchini and tomatoes with everyone I know. I'm spending time with my favorite (and only) grandson, too, which is by far the most fun of all.
There are many ideas for summer fun for kids, but what about us adults? Here are a few things I'm going to do. Maybe you'd like to try them too.
- Visit local historic or tourist spots. How many of us locals don't take time to see the sights? It's time to start.:)
- Picnic in the backyard or park. Grab a few of your favorite people, pack some goodies, and enjoy the sunshine.
- Check out antique stores and flea markets. Think of the writing ideas you can get perusing antiques, bargain hunting, and people watching.
- Get to know someone. I've been meeting a friend from church for lunch - she's a delightful 80 years young with the best sense of humor. It's been a treat to get to know her better.
- Write something completely different. If you write non fiction, try fiction; if you write web copy, try poetry. Try a writing prompt, submit an essay to an anthology, write captions for pictures or cartoons.
I'm visiting Everything Home with Carol and sharing summer learning activities for kids. If you have a moment, please hop over and check it out!
Do you have any fun ideas to add? What do you like to do in the summer?