I can’t believe summer vacation is almost over. For many of you, summer vacation has already come to an end; your kids have been in school for a week or more already, and you are back into the swing of the school year. Where I’m at, we start just before Labor Day (why we don’t start after Labor Day, I don’t know). Just three days before my birthday, I’ll ship my kids back out to school.
While I’ll be thrilled to have my kids back in school again so I can work, at the same time I am feeling somewhat disappointed that there are so many things we didn’t get to do over the summer. When you hear all the stories of what people got up to during their holiday, it kind of makes you regret that you didn’t spend much time doing all the things that you wanted. Some people I know went on holidays, redecorated their home, looked into houses for sale near bluffton (as they are thinking of moving house) and even got married. Personally, there are still some things I want to do before the summer ends. I had the kids do lots of workbook pages, but at the same time we didn’t do as many learning activities as I’d hoped. I made the kids read some, but at the same time I didn’t have them read as much as I would have liked. The little ones did lots of chores, but at the same time they didn’t learn any new ones. And we did some devotions but not nearly as many as I’d hoped. And still we exercised some but not nearly as much as I would have liked.
While I have many regrets about how this summer turned out (thanks to a particular side hustle that affected my ability to do much of anything), I’m trying to remind myself that there is still a couple weeks of summer left. I’d still like to spend some of that time on a side hustle, as it gives me a real sense of achievement when I’m still earning during downtime. However, I have learned that a side hustle needs to give you a passive income if it is going to easily slot in beside your other commitments, as it should. Something like setting up an online shop on a site like LeoList might be the answer, where I can make a profit from selling all our old belongings that we’d usually just throw out. After the initial set up, there wouldn’t be much to do at all. There is still time to squeeze in a few more things on the bucket list too!
Here are a few things the kids would like to do before the summer’s end:
- Clean and paint a side room in the basement for Rapunzel’s own space
- Watch as much of the Olympics as possible
- Invite a friend over
- Go to a friend’s house
- Take the dog for a walk to the park
- Visit the pet store
- Go to the street fair
- Go to the church corn roast
- Go to the softball end-of-the-year party
I was shocked how short their list is, yet relieved. There isn’t enough time to fit in whole lot, so this list is definitely manageable.
What about you? Are your kids back in school already? If not, what’s left on your summer bucket list? Please share in the comments below!