As I was taking care of the not so fun part of their trip - the smelly sweaty laundry! - my mind began to wander to one of the next big events of our lives . . . prepping for back to school. School supply displays are up at Target so we should head their sooner rather than later. My daughter "donated" her tennis shoes in Puerto Rico so she'll need a new pair. My son needs a form completed by his doctor.
WAIT A MINUTE!
It is the middle of July. We still have half of the kids summer vacation! Why am I allowing my mind to be consumed with the stress of back to school already? Don't get me wrong - it's important to plan ahead and be prepared. My daughter and I will be making a school supply run this weekend (few things top the anxiety of needing a 1" red binder with a clear plastic cover sleeve that the teacher is requiring you to have tomorrow or you lose 100 points and there is not a single one left in 20 mile radius!).
I grabbed my planner and opened up to the page where I had written my Summer Bucket List back in May. I've already checked several activities off. But there are several more items on the list!
|Hiking at Beam Rocks in Forbes State Forest - CHECK!|
Trust me - I'll be ready for the start of school, but I won't miss out on the fun of summer! How about you? What's something you want to fit in before the leaves start to change colors?