Summer is in full swing! Everything from my toddler’s surgery and taking a step back from blogging to focus on his recovery last month to an impending move, this summer has been a whirlwind of busyness for us! However, we haven’t let this deter us from enjoying some of our favorite outdoor activities like biking and going for walks.
I can’t help but reminisce about the summer days of my youth. I always looked forward to the summertime when I was a young girl, especially since I lived by numerous sources of entertainment, including a school with a playground, mini-golf course, park, public swimming pool, and several baseball parks. I’d even play with the neighborhood kids from time to time, but there were many times that I enjoyed playing alone. If I wasn’t playing putt-putt or swimming at the local pool, you’d find me rollerskating or riding my bike around the neighborhood. The word bored wasn’t in my vocabulary, because I always managed to find something to do!
Entertainment has come a long way since I was a child. In this day and age, we have become overly dependent on technology as a source of entertainment. I’m not eliminating myself out of the equation! This is why it hardly surprises me that all too often parents are faced with children that would rather bury their heads in a phone, tablet, or computer than to interact as a family.
We’ve all discovered that social media and online games are anything but social—serving. Instead, it isolates many in the real world more than to connect. This digital living is becoming a larger and larger obstacle to family ties each year. I can’t help but find these sad and disheartening since these moments in childhood are irreplaceable. It is effortlessly easy to get caught up in our day-to-day lives, but I strive to not miss these moments with my children no matter how monumental or mundane these moments may be. I cherish their limited years of childhood since I know that someday they’ll be on their own, venturing adulthood.
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Honestly.. I’ve been inside since March. I’m in New Jersey, and it just started getting better.. It was CRAZY around here. I’m going for a drive just to get away.
Summer has been quiet with the virus~But the grandson was over yesterday!
The weather just started getting decent to get out and do things. I hope to spend more time at the lake
I’ve been staying cool indoors and binge-watching my favorite shows when I’m not busy working on the computer.
It has been a bit rough and less social with Covid
It’s been too hot and humid. I’m very much looking forward to fall!
I’ve done a ton of reading, which has been wonderful!
Summer has be busy preparing my daughter for college
Been enjoying lots of the outdoors this year. I’m in NJ and not much is open. You can go out eating, but literally you have to eat outside. So, we’ve been enjoying our patio and sitting outside and going for walks.
I’ve been gardening lots and going on local hikes
My summer has been quiet. Not getting out much do to COVID19 virus.
THIS HAS NOT BEEN A GOOD SUMMER.
I haven’t been doing anything, but I am happy to be with my family so it is a good summer.
I have gone swimming a few times at my grandma’s house, but aside from that I have been staying home. I have watched several shows and movies, read a few books, and I was playing video games online with my friends until I sprained my wrist. I am keeping in touch with loved ones via social media and video chat.
Lots of time in the pool…social distancing
I have gone up north to my moms house and went boating a couple times. Other than that I am working full time.
I haven’t been doing much aside from swimming, having BBQ’s & hanging out with family in my backyard.
It’s been ok, thankfully our neighborhood pool opened up, spending the time swimming, taking walks and staying inside trying to stay cool.
My summer has been lousy. It’s too hot and I have the cut the grass, again.
It’s 80 degrees every day. I’ve been sitting on my patio. It’s really quiet.
This summer does not feel like a traditional summer because school let out two months early. I am sure my kids are enjoying it more than my wife and I are.
We love making slime, gardening and going for walks.
We are spending time at the pool at Lifetime gym when we can. Our neighborhood pool is still closed, unforunately.
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We have been spending most the time in the pool. Perfect for the heat wave and keeping busy.
I’ve been hiking at our nearby state park on the weekends this summer.
We have been doing a lot of swimming.
I’ve been having fun with my niece!
We have not been able to do a ton this summer due to all the lock down but we have been doing a lot of rides and playing games and movie nights at home.
We have been going to the splash pad alot. It has been fun. We also went to the lake a few times.
Our summer has been very indoors, playing video games, board games, movie night. We are adapting as needed here in California. Some sweet snacks would be a delicious addition to our at home summer.
I been furloughed sense March, but have been able to get some quality time with my girl.
We’ve been reading, biking/hiking in the neighborhood & watching a lot of movies!
we have been so busy moving this summer but managed to fit a little fun in and a small vacation
My family has mostly been staying home and working on home projects and working in our gardens.
I have spent the summer taking lots of walks.
hanging out with my family around the house and in the garden. Has been great!
We have been having a lot of fun in our back yard! My girls love the sprinkler.
We are just staying home and not doing much because of this virus.
I have been spending my summer in the house, unfortunately with Covid around I am now a homebody!
I have been spending most of my summer gardening, swimming and hanging out with my dogs all in my backyard.
I’m working from home and I’m in the age bracket that is considered susceptible to the virus so I’m commuting from the bedroom to the office with no shopping in between.
Gardening and feeding the birds, walking and reading.