Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Summer Bucket List

Totally stealing today's idea from Deanna at Deanna's Corner.

My summer prospects got a whole lot brighter last week when I scratched "teach summer school" off my list of things to do. It's the first time in five years I've turned it down and just in case you're wondering how I'm going to spend all my extra time-

I've come up with a list of things infinitely more interesting than being holed up in a city school with 25 little bodies and no air conditioning.

1. Deep clean and de-clutter the house.

2. Get a plumber to fix the leaky pipe in the basement. So maybe my list isn't more interesting than teaching summer school, but it gets better, promise.

3. Write the 90 Day Novel. Yup, I'm just planning to whip this puppy off over vacation. (Serena, don't think I can't hear you snorting).

4. Visit the library. Often. The boys have summer reading to do and they're actually going to finish this year.

5. Eat lots of strawberry shortcake. Nothing better than the taste of summer strawberries.

6. Take the boys to one of Smithsonian Museums. Each time we visit the relatives outside of DC we try something different. This trip we'll either do The Air and Space Museum or The Museum of Natural History.

7. Review math concepts with my fourth grader. That's what he gets for having a mother who's a school teacher.

8. Go to the movies. So many good ones to see! Harry Potter, Bridesmaids, Pirates of the Caribbean.

9. Make annual doctors appointments for me and the kids. This is the year I resolve to not be the parent trying to fit her kids in for a physical the week before school starts. It happens so often my pediatrician probably already has us penciled in for the Friday before Labor Day.

And by far the item I'm most looking forward to crossing off my bucket list is:

10. Find a shady deck chair overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to read a good book. We're taking the boys on a cruise to the Bahamas right before school starts and all I can think about is the wind in my hair and a book in my hands.

So what's on your summer bucket list?


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