Try-it Tuesday: Summer Bucket List

I have been known to discuss my mixed feelings about lists here on the blog. It’s definitely a classic love-hate minefield fraught with possibilities for both elation (if I take that list to school!) or self-loathing (if I get schooled by the list).

But a list of fun, purely optional things that will make memories and earn major brownie points with my kiddos? Well, I’m all over that! Which is why it’s weird that it’s taken me this long to make a Summer Bucket List.

Summer Bucket List, (noun): a list of fun, frivolous, and otherwise awesome activities you hope to accomplish before the beginning of the new school year that never get accomplished during the ongoing school year due to their taking a back seat to homework, projects, sack lunches, and—oh yeah—sleep.

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It took me a while to jump on the chalkboard mania bandwagon, but now that I’m on it, I can’t seem to stop! (You might remember the twins’ 4 and 6 month photo shoots, my dollar store chalkboard basket makeovers, and my Father’s Day basket sign).

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I’m no artist, but “chalkboard art” is just my speed, what with all the doodling and the possibility for my handwriting to look a little less like a 3rd-grade boy’s than usual.

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I’m sure I could have added all kinds of fantastically imaginative options to my list, but I tried to stick with things we were most likely to check off (like movie nights on our DIY “big screen” in our playroom upstairs…I’ll have to show it to you guys soon). Clearly, we need to get busy, so we can add some more check marks.

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That’s a sno-cone there in the bottom right corner, in case you were wondering (I told you I’m no artist).

P.S. Perhaps you noticed that “blog more” was not on that list. I hope you guys will understand as I scale back a bit this summer and adopt a more relaxed blogging schedule so I can focus on my little sweeties and my husband.

Do tell: is making a summer bucket list a habit of yours (or is it still on your summer bucket list)?:

What is the number one thing you’d put on it if you (have) made one?

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6 thoughts on “Try-it Tuesday: Summer Bucket List

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  2. We also made a summer bucket list. Ours consists more of “things to do” in our area. #1 for my kids is the Discovery Center (like a science museum). Love the chalkboard idea….mine is just on cardstock w/ pencil 🙂 Yours is much more fun. I’m thinking I should have done more stuff like homemade play-doh & sno-cones. Not sure we’re gonna get ‘er done……I was feeling ambitious that day! LOL!

  3. I realllyyyy need to make a bucket list. Number One on my list would be attending everything at the Masterworks Festival (local music program) and learning to play the violin. I already play the piano, but I bought a violin last year and I am dying to learn how to play it!!

  4. I’m not at home right now to see our bucket list, but a few of ours that are not on your list are: The Great Texas (hot air) Balloon Race in Longview at the end of July, the children’s play at the Kilgore College Shakespeare Festival, and the library summer reading program.

  5. I’m not at home right now to see our bucket list, but a few of ours that are not on your list are: The Great Texas (hot air) Balloon Race in Longview at the end of July, the children’s play at the Kilgore College Shakespeare Festival, and the library summer reading program.

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