Growing up, my parents didn’t miss my sports, they didn’t miss a summer without camping, and they made sure we knew we were their priority. My In-laws did the same for my wife in a big way. From Baseball games to Lacrosse matches, both pairs of parents made it a priority. With that in mind, my summer goals were simple, make memories with my family on the field and in our home.
Mid-way through the summer, I am proud to say we have crushed a lot of house projects, watched the kids play baseball, softball, soccer and the oldest start his first real job. Many times work, builds, and bills can be on our mind. I am the first to admit these things far too often burden my plate. As I draw up some new plans for the second half of the summer, they will continue to be kid centered and family approved.
Don’t blink, don’t sleep on the memories to be made. Be in the moment, watch your kids sports, clear your mind. Go for ice cream, plan a camping trip, un-plug. Next month, we head off to our annual family camping trip and I can’t wait. 5 days, limited cell service, and lots of dirt!
As for projects, the first half of the summer saw my kids get some sweet trampoline stairs, our Kayaks get a new home, a landing spot for our shoes, and our cooler get some wheels. The next half of the summer looks like some new back yard games, maybe some bedroom furniture, and who knows. One thing I do know, is my kids and wife will be driving the ideas.
Stay Safe as always, and build from the heart.