With fall not far away, this is the ideal time to get the most out of summer’s last weeks. Whether you stayed home or you took exciting vacations, the end of summer can be a busy time. You have to prepare your children for a new school year, sign them up for extracurricular activities, and organize the house, but you should slow down and enjoy the moment. Celebrate the beauty of summer, while you can!
Making The Most Out Of Summer’s Last Weeks
If you’re a summer person, the changing of the seasons can be particularly frustrating this time of year. Take advantage of the nice weather and extra time with your children. Even though summer’s last weeks will go fast, you can do a few things to make the most of this time.
1. Go out for a treat as a family.
Whether your family enjoys ice cream cones, snowballs, or snow cones, go out together and enjoy something special. Celebrate the summer work your children did or any athletic achievements they had in camp.
Since my children enjoyed reading books and practiced math this summer (despite the traveling we did), I took them out for a special day getting snowballs.
Treat yourself too, moms! You have just as much to celebrate as your children do. Whether you toted the children from camp to camp, visited the pool every day, or helped them keep up with their summer reading, you have made a huge difference in their lives.
Going out for a treat meant that I got to experience my first snowball ever. When I grew up, we ate snow cones and Italian ice, but I never had a true Baltimore snowball until this beautiful summer day. I ordered the blood orange flavor, and it was delicious!
2. Go outside.
Enjoy the summer weather. Spend one more day visiting the pool, take a last minute trip to the beach, and grill dinner in your back yard. Not only will this give you the exercise that helps you deal with the stress of a busier schedule, but it will also bring your family together before everyone takes on more activities.
Summer’s last weeks are also a good time to develop an exercise schedule. When it gets colder outside, you will be less likely to go outside to run or visit the gym. To stay in shape, create an at home work out routine. If you keep up with my Instastories, you may have noticed I started a new workout routine in my husband’s home gym. I’m really excited about it, and I hope to keep up my routine through the winter.
3. See a few places you haven’t seen before.
Resist the temptation to stay home. Although it can’t hurt to rest for a week before starting a new schedule, create one last special memory. Get out of the house and see a place you haven’t been before. If you don’t have the time to go far, discover a new place in your hometown.
We didn’t have much time to travel far, but we took a short trip to see a fountain that overlooks a lake. My daughters and I hadn’t been to this spot before, but it is a frequently visited area by many people. Even though we drove dozens of hours this summer (to Gettysburg, Ocean City, Mount Vernon, Montgomery County, Chincoteague Island, Frederick County, and the National Harbor), finding a new place to visit was exciting.
Summer may be ending, but we can’t wait to continue our journey of seeing where the year will bring us.
How are you spending summer’s last weeks? Tell me in the comments.