Hard to believe that August has arrived…which means there is only one month of summer left! With entertaining, traveling, adventures and fun abounding, it will be hard to see it go. But it’s not too late to make the most of these weeks. Here are a few ways to pay homage to what’s left of the precious days:
Take a mystery day trip: Packing a cooler full of picnic food and drinks and heading out to wherever the road leads is a great way to take advantage of the time off school and the freedom summer brings. Pull out the map, find a cool road and begin to explore with the kids – just be sure you remember it is about the journey, not the destination. Don’t rush to get somewhere – treasure the places you find, and savor your picnic along the way in a newfound location.
Make a new recipe: Tend to fall back on the old standbys too easily when it comes to menu planning? Tired of hamburgers, but love the convenience? Try a recipe that makes a new twist on an old love. Want to enjoy the finest of the season’s produce but not sure how to prepare that zucchini or squash? Look online at some of the myriad of recipes available and take a risk. Still nervous? Try it out for your family before serving to company.
Have a kid’s choice day: No school = kids all day! So whether you’re a working parent or stay at home, declare a week or weekend day where they get to make the plans. Let each child (if you have multiples) choose a part of the day to be in charge of like what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner (you can even let them help you order their choices online at CobornsDelivers) or the fun activities you’ll do. Then you can sit back and cherish your children’s creativity and your time together since you won’t have to do all the work.
What are your plans to celebrate the final weeks of summer? Share with us in the comments below- we’d love to hear from you!