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May 29, 2010

Summer Buckets

As this weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, it's natural to start thinking of all the warm-weather adventures that await us in the months ahead. It's so natural, in fact, that even little kids do it:

Things I want to do in the summer: Swim. Hike. Geocache.

The note above was posted on the fridge by my 6-year-old daughter last week, and I have to say, it's very nearly the exact same list I would have created for her if she had asked me to. I'd also have included "have lots of fun", but with this particular daughter that's pretty much implied.

(By the way, is there anything more endearing as a parent than deciphering a 6-year-old's phonetic scribblings into words and phrases that make actual sense? This is one of those little things where if you've never had kids, it seems completely ridiculous - but if you're a parent, I'm guessing you're just nodding your head right now.)

So in the spirit of my 6-year-old's summer bucket list, here's a three-word summer goal list of my own:

1) enjoy

2) appreciate

3) share

Of course, there's more information I could have added to each of those, but in the end they'd just boil down to the main ideas anyway. I also could have included "do as much running, swimming, and bike riding as possible", but I figured that would be pretty much implied.

So ... can you make a summer bucket list of three words? If so, feel free to share yours below. If not, you'd better get moving ... summer will be here before you know it!


msimpson 5/29/10, 10:28 PM  

1. Camp
3. Paddle
Rest, enjoy, appreciate, have fun...all those are implied. As a teacher, all I can say is, Yahoo!!!

Makita 5/30/10, 8:04 AM  

I used to keep a list of funny phonetic spellings of my students. :)

1. Run
2. Swim
3. Camp


Makita 5/30/10, 8:05 AM  

Oh .. one of the girls that I taught last spring will be competing in the National Spelling Bee ... first time I can say I actually know a participant. :)

Stuart 5/31/10, 8:46 AM  


Let the games begin!

shel 6/1/10, 7:52 PM  


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