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We have a countdown going at our house. I am so so ready for summer. I love when my kids are all home with me, under one roof. I love the release of all the tricky school schedules and I like all the extra activities coming to a break. I love easy days at the pool and grilling dinner.
The advanced classes in my twins’ 7th grade has been hard for all of us – they have had hours of tough homework every night. Matt or I have to be available to them all through the evening for when they have questions. Last week I snapped a photo of Matt and Shelly still at the dining room table at 11pm still working on Math. And she is good at math! But it still takes a lot of effort to just keep up. All of us are exhausted.
I am a very visual person, so even though I use the calendar on my phone (to sync with Matt) and my own planner, I still like seeing a visual layout of the weeks of summer. That’s why I create this printable for the summer that stretches from Memorial Day through Labor Day. I like marking when we’ll go on vacation, when the girls will be at camp, when people are visiting, and all the set plans.
Make your Summer Fun Bucket List!
The Printable includes 52 ideas of fun things to add to your summer. I like to ask the kids what is most important to them and make our own (shorter) list.
Some things we’ll just do in the natural course of life, but I pick some of the most important items off of our summer bucket list and schedule them right into the calendar. These important things don’t usually happen for me unless I make a plan for them to happen!
You can download this calendar HERE (for personal use only).
I’ll be getting a lot of our bucket list ideas from the DFW POGO Pass venues!
Use a POGO Pass as your bucket list!
Last May I purchased our first POGO passes and I just renewed them this week. POGO passes were game-changers for us. I’m a homebody by nature and the passes got us out of the house and doing fun things as a family for the last year!
- They saved us a ton of money on activities we wanted to do anyway!
- We tried new things! Since we had already paid for the passes, might as well do all the things!
- POGO Passes last an entire year, so we continued to use the passes during the school year on weekends and school breaks!
POGO Passes are not available everywhere, but check if they are in your area.
I’ll definitely be adding local DFW attractions to our Summer Fun List. Use code 20SummerFunList for 20% off your passes. They are already reasonably priced for all you get, but 20% off certainly never hurts.
I hope you have a fantastic summer of fun with your family!