This has been a year of road trips. Every month has had our family packing suitcases, loading up the van, and heading out of state on a new adventure. The trend continues until November and December when nothing is planned. But, for the sake of keeping the travelling momentum going, I'm thinking of whispering sweet nothings into Grady's ear to see if we can swing something.
In addition to visiting family and exploring new places, my kids have enjoyed the regular ole dog days of summer. Day camps and VBS - check. Swimming pools, sprinklers, and slip-n-slides - check. Free kids movies, discounted bowling, and BOGO mini golf - check. Hours of playing with friends, boxes of popsicles consumed, and much later bedtimes - check.
And, yes, cartoons, XBox, and apps. Because summer break is, after all, a break from the normal and sometimes 90 degree days call for screen time.