End Of Summer Fun

August 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, positive thinking, Single Parent, Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

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Summer is winding down now, soon the kids will be back in school. Some parents are doing the happy dance while the kiddos are groaning. Your city or small town still has so much to offer.

 Farmers markets as well as car shows are still going on. Concerts in the park as well as summer theatre. Some small towns celebrate —— Days a weekend of food, music, games for the kids. If you live near the City,a museum or Art Gallery opening is fun for the whole family. Some galleries even host hands on exhibits for the kids. Check out your local park. In the City, I learned are unique new parks right along the freeway or old/ new use to railroad tracks. New ideas to utilize otherwise wasted and unusable spaces. You would not expect to see greenery growing over the old railroad tracks. Taking a day long road trip to a new town checking out the summer activities. Hosting the neighborhood block party. What a nice way to welcome new neighbors . Have an outdoor movie marathon. Making a huge comeback. And don’t forget a fun day at the fair.

Growing up on a ranch as a child, my twin brother and I were 4-H club together. We would be busy beavers all summer getting ready to show our animals off come October. My parents were the rabbit leaders. We learned how to build rabbit beds and food dishes. We had a huge slate pool table in our living room. The kids would gather around the pool table and learn how to show our bunnies to the judges. (Oh yes there is a certain way you show the judges your bunny). My brother and I also were involved in the sheep program. Unless you have ever tried to train your lamb how to walk on a leash to walk for the mile around your circular driveway, we lived. I would not trade the moments for anything. Jeff and I learned responsibility one being the lambs were not going to feed themselves or certainly not going to walk themselves(what were Jeff and I thinking at age 8?). The purpose of walking the lambs the mile every evening was to firm up the meat otherwise the buyer  pay for more fat on the animal. So many great memories growing up caring for our animals.

Some children has now traded lazy days of summer for the back pack and getting up early once again. We will soon trade hot summer days for cooling temperatures, shorter days, trade grilling out doors for chili cook offs for Football season. At least most kids can wear shorts to school. We can still squeeze a little more of summer into our busy lives and then look forward Fall.


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