I’m slowly trying to get back into writing. The last year (or two) has been rough for me. Maybe I’ll talk more about that later in this space. Right now, I just want to share something. Anything. Thanks to Mama Kat and her writing prompts that is pretty easy to do. Check her out if you need a little inspiration.
1. List 7 things you would do this summer if you had the time and money to do them.
1. Sleep – Remember those days as a teenager when you slept in until one in the afternoon. Well, I didn’t have many of those because I had to babysit my little brother during the summer, but there were a few. I miss those days. My summer is pretty much like my school year, up every morning to get ready for work. I will say that I have slept in an extra
fifteen thirty minutes every morning. When school starts next week, it is going to be rough.
2. Disney World – We went last summer and it was fantastic. I would love for us to be able to go back, but that is not in the cards anytime soon unless I fall into buckets of money.
3. Second Honeymoon – David and I NEVER seem to be able to get away to do things just for the two of us. Part of that is money. The other part is we are exhausted from working all the time and being 47/almost 45. Don’t judge us for our oldish ways.
4. The Lake – I can’t remember the last time we went for a lake trip. It has been awhile. I love to go there. It is peaceful. There is something about nature that makes you feel like everything is going to be okay.
5. Epic Road Trip – I would love to take the kids on a road trip across the country. We could visit all the landmarks and stop in and visit friends who live all over the country.
6. Blockbusters – I would love to take a Friday every week of the summer to see the latest blockbuster. So far this summer we’ve seen Ghostbusters (which is totally freaking awesome), Finding Dory (loved!), the Jungle Book (was that summer?), and Alice Through the Looking Glass (I think I liked the first one better, Cady liked this one). I would have loved to see a few more, like The Secret Life of Pets and the new Star Trek movie and the new Bourne movie and probably a few others.
7. Snuggle – One of the hardest thing about being a working mom in the summer is seeing everyone on Facebook get to do things with their kids (although the best is knowing that not everything is at it appears on Facebook). I miss them more in the summer than I do during the school year. I like to daydream about this idyllic setting in a blanket fort with the three of us snuggled up and watching a movie. In reality I know that Cady would be in her room skyping with her friends, James would be watching something on YouTube, I would be watching Netflix, and I would veto the blanket fort because of the mess. I guess daydreams will have to do.