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Closing my eyes I hear the ice cream truck tune followed by shrieks of eager children ready to devour its contents. I hear a group of girls singing in their car, windows down and hair flowing freely. I smell the mouthwatering aroma of bbq favorites getting their turn on the grill. I feel the sun, transforming frowns to smiles. I open my eyes, yes… it’s summer.
I never was summer’s biggest fan. That was until I had a daughter who helped me understand all the enjoyment summer has to offer. While she has big dreams of jet-setting to Disney, Hawaii, and California in her shades and rolling suitcase this summer that’s not so realistic for this single mama – but it doesn’t keep us from more local adventures.
Summer to us is about adventure. Once the warm weather hits we don’t stop moving, and somehow this child runs on less sleep during the warmer months! While we are not taking a vacation in another state, we have more affordable staycations throughout the summer. We are fortunate enough to live in an area that is pro-family activities, so there is always something to do!
Our staycations include cruises along the Boston Harbor, walks along the wharf, kite festivals, exploring new parks, a dip in the local pool, an impromptu cool off in sprinklers, and movies in the park. It’s about spending time together, it’s about letting loose, it’s about having fun!
About The Author:
Alexandra is a 20 something mom to a six year old daughter living outside the Boston area. Inspired by the desire to help others, Alexandra launched her new blog Alexandra Elizabeth in late spring 2012 to provide a home to her thoughts on motherhood and life in general, and to connect with other mothers and woman. Alexandra has been a guest on the Co-Parenting 101 show and website, WeParent.com, ThePushback.org, Steppsboston.org, and featured in Jet Magazine.
I tend to think parents complicate summer with crazy schedules and plans here and there. Our summer adventures take us where the wind blows, and Lil Mama is captain of the ship. What has surprised and encouraged me is that she doesn’t need the bells and whistles of a fancy vacation, though it would be nice once and while, she’s happiest with some water, her mom, food, and some music. That’s our kind of summer.
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