Our blog cruise topic for this week is “summer family fun!”. I have to say, I love summer, along with fall, it is probably one of my favorite seasons. I love the weather, the lazy days, the “we don’t have to do anything we don’t want to” attitude. But, of course, all of this comes with a challenge, how do I keep boredom from setting in for my kids? The worst phrase a mom can hear is “There is nothing to do!!” So, how do I keep this from happening? Let me tell you 🙂
First of all, we live on the East coast of Florida, very close to the beach, and that is one of our main sources of entertainment during the summer months (which generally last from about April-October!!). My husband and my boys like to surf, so on many days, we pack a lunch and hit the beach!! I enjoy sitting in the sand and looking at the waves, and my boys enjoy surfing with their dad. They also participate in some local surf camps.
Our church is another source of activity during this time. They have weekly activities for my youngest son, and my oldest is a volunteer helper. This summer they have gone ice skating, been to the planetarium, had a water day (complete with blow up slides) and had a sleepover!!
My husband and I also like to take advantage of the water parks that are nearby. Wet N Wild offers a “Splash Pass”, which allows you to pay for the day, and get in for the rest of the year free!! Now that my boys are finally old enough to ride all of the rides, it is a LOT of fun. We usually pack a lunch in the cooler, and go hit the water parks when my hubby is off from work. This is a great way to have family fun in the summer around here!
We also enjoy going to movies. My youngest is into superheroes, and lately, it seems like all of the superhero movies come out in the summer months. We take advantage of matinee’s and coupons, and also the dollar kids movies!!
Summer is one of those unstructured times in my house, I relish it, but it can also be difficult keeping my kids entertained!! What do you do in the summer to keep your family busy? To see what other members of the crew had to say on this topic, click here:
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