The Battle of The Summer Bucket Lists

The Summer Bucket List is probably the best of all the bucket lists.I know there are all the pumpkin-spice-fall-loving lists that are pretty good, but summer is just something special. I should fill you in a little. 
I have a summer birthday, disliked school as a kid and really liked 4-H/4th of July/fairs, etc.. Even as an adult those things make summer a revered time of year for me. 
The problem with Summer Bucket lists are that they are often in conflict with reality. Or they create a giant to-do list. This problem isn't limited to just moms, but I do think we fill it a bit more with school age kids  at home. 
Please refer to the evidence below for further explanation.
 And enjoy. 😊

What are you doing to make your summer less stress and more fun ? 

Exhibit A.

Exhibit B.

I had to end the mom's list on a good note. Doing fifty different summer activities may seem like a good thing, but only do them if they make you happy too. I have had years where I created what felt like a non-stop schedule and some years that were more relaxed. My daughter is turning nine this summer. She has survived and enjoyed both. Relax mommas! Whatever works for your will be good for the kids. 

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Happy Friday 2017: 5.27

Happy Friday!
I'm back from a bit of a break right in time for the start of summer ☀
I am just going to jump right into things that have been going on.

Last Day of Second Grade
Yep, I have now have a third grader. Yesterday was her last day. First grade had been very bumpy for Sophie. I was relieved that second grade went smoothly. 
That's little sissy following her into the school on the last day. 

Dentist Appointment
A brain malfunction convinced me schedule Sophie a dentist appoint at 9:30 AM on her first day out of school. It's 45 minutes away. Evidently the day I made the appointment I didn't think I would want to sleep in. 

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I started a Facebook page to go with this blog. The Off The Vine Facebook page focuses more on saving money, bargains online, organizational tips, and sharing great things that can help you live better. 
You should like+follow. Really. I think you will ❤ it. 
(Like right now at the Disney store there are $45 dollar costumes marked down to $10. They are having a HUGE sale on lots of GREAT stuff.  )

I am going to keep this post a bit short.
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!