Do you have a Summer Bucket List?
With my kids getting older, I’ve found that this summer is particularly boring. All they do is sleep! They are 11, 14 & 17 and they LOVE their sleep. I’ve done everything I can think of aside from throwing water on them to get them to go outside and do something productive. I don’t want to say I have lazy kids, but I will. For the last week I’ve been getting their lazy butts up by 11 just so that they aren’t up until 3am. I want to see their faces and their eyes open. I’ve forced them to go for walks with me and the dogs, I’ve forced them to get on the treadmill, I’ve forced them to go swimming with me….yes, I have forced them. They usually resist at first but within a few moments, all is forgotten and I have my kids back among the living.
So, what’s on my summer bucket list? This one I am really excited about because I’ve always wanted to do it and it’s something so simple but I think now that they’re older it will be extremely interesting to say the least. Today I am going to buy each person, including myself, a canvas, paints and brushes and we are going to head somewhere, destination unknown to set up paint shop and start painting what we see. Each of us will sit there with our canvas and paints and just create what ever our minds see. With the kids being older, I am curious to see what they see and more importantly, what my mind sees and how I can put it onto the canvas, considering I am so not the artist!
With that said, I will have to come back and update this post with our fantabulous photos of our day! I think we will follow it up with a trip to get some ice cream!
*Update* OMG it was SO FUN!!! The kids and I went to a local forest preserve, walked around for a very little bit until we found the perfect spot. It was so fun to see them all sit there looking at the same exact scene and each of us did something different. I would look over at each of them and they’d be intensely painting away. Even my son….his is very interesting to say the least. His was “abstract” as he informed me and it is what his eyes saw. Hmmmm. So, here are our hand-painted scenery pics and the actual spot we were painting. Can you guess which one is mine?
What’s one thing on your summer bucket list? Please share because I’m always looking for things to do with these kids of mine!