Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The List

The kids and I were cold when we woke up this morning! This means that summer is officially over and, sadly, it's time to erase our Summer List. 

Last May we sat down and made a list of things we wanted to accomplish over the coming months. Everyone contributed (mine were numbers 2, 9, 21 and 48), and any time we were feeling bored or underwhelmed, we'd refer to our list and solve our problem immediately. After only a week or so, our list looked like this: 

Many of the items were easy to check off, as they were things we do on a regular basis anyway. Others, not so much. Then there were things you'd think would be easy, but after several more weeks, they were still there. A friend came over, looked at the list, and said "what the heck?! Why isn't #37 checked off? 'Pretend to be a Pirate' would have been the first thing I'd do!" 

We almost took care of #46 - See a Pro-Wrestling Match - on Lucha libre night at the fair, but the kids were with their dad so that one remains unmarked. Darnit! But today, with summer over, there are only 11 activities unchecked. I think out of 50, that's not too shabby. Here are a few of the things we did:

#5 - Go to Tahoe
#10 - Make Fancy Looks

#24 - Go to the Fair

#29 - Pick Bouquets for Mom
(shout out to Dragonfly Farms for the 'Lazy Sunday' flowers!)

#21 - Beach

#11 - Visit Animal Shelter

#38 - Swim in a Pool

#19 - Bowling

#39 - Swim in the River
We thought about making a Janik Style list for Autumn and Winter, but it would be pretty short. Things like "Learn to Knit", "Watch Mary Poppins", "Cuddle Under Blankets" and "Drink Hot Cider" can only get us so far. 

It was a really great summer. Happy Autumn, everyone!

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