During the winter months, Summer becomes this mystical time of year that everyone eagerly awaits. In theory, Summer is filled with warm weather, exciting getaways, fun BBQ’s, and cute, bright colored clothes. In reality, vacations never last long enough, boob sweat is unavoidable and trying on bathing suites is the modern day equivalent of medieval torture. When you have kids, summer becomes…interesting. It’s 24/7 of pure child friendly entertainment. Moms around the world spend hours coming up with things that will fill their child’s day. Thanks to Pinterest, many of these activities/projects are just a few clicks away. The other day I took a quick browse of what Pinterest had to offer. Some of the ideas were cute, easy activities that I might consider, others were…well, let’s just say the others inspired me to make a list entitled “Sh*t I Will NOT Be Doing This Summer”…
1) Make a dirt bird’s nest:
Yeah, right. I spend enough time trying to get my daughter not to cover herself in mud. Why anyone would participate in this activity willingly is beyond me.
2) Melted Crayon Art
I actually did this one unintentionally when my daughter left her new box of crayons in her car seat. It was not fun or creative or entertaining. It sucked.
3) Make Your Own Bouncing Polymer Ball
Or save 4 hour of time and frustration and drive 2 miles in any direction, find a store and spend 2.99 on a pre-made bouncy ball.
4) Make A Bunny Sandwich
Some days I barely have the time energy or ingredients to make a peanut butter sandwich. Call me old fashioned but I think it’s just a little over the top when a sandwich requires for: 2 types of bread, cookie cutter,a banana, cheese, chocolate chips, carrots, celery, julienned fruit leather and spaghetti.
5) Have A “Black Out” Night
AKA my worst nightmare. No electricity, by choice?! No thanks.
6) Teach Your Child To Cut Your Hair
I lied, THIS is my worst nightmare. Obviously, whoever came up with this gem was either very brave or extremely intoxicated.