Editor's note: This post was inspired by the delightful "60 Days of Summer" list at Sassy Sites. She has a great craft to go along with her list, too. Be sure to take a look!
We look forward to summer with the kids so much all year long. There are all kinds of things we want to do with them that we don't have time for ordinarily. Once summer's here, though, the days can start whipping by, filled with camps and play dates and errands and... more of the usual. That's when a good list can help. What do we want to do this summer? What do we really want to experience with our children during their precious summer days? Lest the time pass us unwittingly by, we sat down with our kids and made a list. We hope you'll borrow it, share it, revise it, and improve on it as much as you like. And most of all, we hope you and your little ones have the summer you want to have.
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