Well my summer is coming to an end...my daycare kiddos will come back on Tuesday. Although I am sad that summer is ending, I am also glad to see my kids come back. A part of me has missed seeing them everyday and watching Sam play with his friends. I have fun things planned for the month of August.
I wish I could say we did a lot of fun things this summer, but the truth is we did not do much. We stayed up late playing, baked a lot of sweets and slept in the mornings. We went to the pool in the evenings which was nice, no crowds, no sunblock and no heat. I always strive to give my kids the best summer, and I know this was not their favorite summer of all.
Money was tight this summer which is why we stayed around our small little town. Loss of money has brought our family closer together for sure and I know that is what matters to my kids. Having the feeling of family togetherness is the most important memory of all. It is not the shopping trips we missed, the vacation we did not have or the daily outings we skipped out on that my kids will remember. They will remember the meaning of a dollar, not taking things for granted, spending late nights with Mommy, making lots of brownies, splashing in the pool, having sleep overs, picnics at the park, m&m's at the ball games, afternoons at the lake, being thankful for everything they have, spending time with family and learning that materialistic things don't matter.
So when I think back on all that happened this summer...I guess we did do a lot of fun things. They were just things that did not cost any or much money at all. After all it is the Little Things in Life......