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Things to Do This Summer

My 10 year old son began working on a list of things he wants to do this summer.  He said that he always thinks he will have plenty of time to do all the things he wants, but then suddenly summer is over and he never gets around to it.

I don't have the heart to tell him that it is called life.

Instead, I embraced his list making, and we have been making a family list of things to do this summer.  A list that is ambitiously titled "101 Things To Do This Summer", even though we haven't listed that many yet.

1. Make a dandelion crown
2. Eat an ice cream sundae for dinner
3. Eat an ice cream sundae for lunch
4. Eat an ice cream sundae for breakfast
5. Fly a kite
6. Build a sandcastle at the beach
7. Stay at the beach long enough to watch the waves take it away
8. Sleep outside in a tent
9. Dance outside after dark holding sparklers in each hand
10. Roll down a steep grassy hill
11. Skip rocks in the river
12. Go to a drive-in movie theater
13. Have a real picnic, complete with picnic basket and blanket
14. Play hopscotch
15. Spin around, on a sunny day, outside in the grass, until you fall down
16. Learn to whistle through a blade of grass
17. Ride a bike with no hands
18. Lay in the grass and find shapes in the clouds
19. Make up a board game and play it
20. Run through the sprinkler
21. Pick blueberries
22. Bake something and bring it to our neighbor
23. Plant some new flowers
24. Swing high on a swing
25. Try some new exotic fruit at the grocery store
26. Plant a small garden
27. Skip, in public, for no reason
28. Teach or learn jumprope songs
29. Write a message in a bottle
30. Climb a tree

So what would be on your list?


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