18 Summers

“We get 18 delicious summers with our children.  This is one of your 18.  If that’s not perspective, I don’t’ know what is.” –Jessica Scott

The Math of Summers

We get 18 summers.  That’s it. After that, they will have other things to do, and you can’t force them to summer with you.

Each summer break is about 100 days.

That’s 1,800 days of summer. (give or take depending on your school’s schedule)

The Reality

Summers fly by, this one is almost done already!  Between the pool, activities, play dates, and vacations, it seems as if we blink and the summer is gone.

Some days seem never ending when the kids are fighting, and you are at your wit’s end.  But this thought of only having 18 summers always brings me back.  It seems like such little time to explore and make memories as a family.  Soon they will be grown, having jobs, and (hopefully) living on their own.

So now is the time to soak in the moments.  Watch them play. Watch their cannon balls 100 times a day. Listen to their giggles and belly laughs.  Make memories and open their eyes to the world around them.  Share your favorite summer childhood activities with them.  Make the most of this summer, you only have so many left.

Memories will last

And I’m sure it doesn’t need to be said, but don’t forget to take thousands of photos.  Not for your FaceBook or Instagram followers, but for yourself and your children.  Pictures of summers past are always the best to look back and reminisce over.  Take them becuase you want to remember the joy and wonder on their faces as they were making summer memories with you.