Tomorrow we begin a yearly tradition that started last year, before the start of kindergarten. “7 Days of Summer” was a tradition that was started by a friend years ago when her little ones were beginning school. She found herself sad with the end of summer each year & looking to celebrate the end of summer & beginning of school in a fun way. Her oldest is now starting 10th grade & her youngest is starting 1st, just like my Brayden, and they still celebrate every year.
Basically, it’s something fun everyday for 7 days. Simple. A celebration of summer, of fun, of being together. It can be big stuff or small stuff. Its the celebration & recognition that’s important. And to me, the most important part is the tradition. I didn’t have a whole lot of tradition growing up & it was something that I longed for. Something that I hope to pass on to my children & hopefully my grandchildren.
Here’s last years list:
- Day 1: Water Park
- Day 2: Made homemade ice cream & fresh lemonade
- Day 3: Ice Cream for breakfast, beach day, and build your own pizza dinner
- Day 4: Puppet Show in the park
- Day 5: Movie party with preschool buddies
- Day 6: Mini golf
- Day 7: Special breakfast out with daddy & pool time.
Traditionally it’s celebrated the 7 days leading up to the first day of school. This year we will be celebrating early, since we will be on vacation & returning the day before school starts. We start tomorrow & I’m so excited. We have a few big days planned, but mostly it will be smaller scale this year. We’re still doing a Movie Party with B’s friends & a beach day for sure. I also want to go to the drive in this year. But the rest is up in the air & we’re going to be spontaneous! I’ll let you know how it all goes!
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