Obviously, our “Cool Summer Days” calendar has ended, and part of me misses it for sure, the other part of me is enjoying the less scheduled time. However, I will definitely do it again and am enjoying seeing how Cooper really remembers a lot of what we did. For example, we “celebrated” Looney Tunes’ Taz’s birthday. I found this shirt at Old Navy and Cooper was ecstatic! What a fun connection and memory.
A little tidbit that EVERY parent learns very quickly is how much longer EVERYTHING takes with a kid. But, once you learn that, it’s slightly easier to deal with the extra time allotted for any given activity. We let Cooper help wash the cars. Yes, it took probably twice as long, but he’s helping with family activities, learning about responsibility, and having an absolute blast doing it! What fun!