I think it's super important to create (and continue ones you've already established and still love) your own family traditions. You will be so thankful that you took the time to create fun, silly, and unique memories for you and yours to look back on for years to come! "They grow up fast" is so cliche, but it really is true. I can't believe I have a 10 year old that is going into 5th grade this year.....sheesh! Sometimes I worry about making sure we do things now so that the kids will have something to look back on. It is easy to skip something if kids are mis-behaving or money is tight or it's too hot, or whatever. It's really all about capturing those magic moments and savoring the little things. Sometimes traditions come without trying (it's mostly all about stuff you love doing anyway). Here's what we do.....
our summer traditions
the Devil's icebox (a local cave)
evening ice cream trips
comic book movies
staying up late (like family sleepover nights)
eating buckets of strawberries
a water park/ theme park
reading in the air conditioning
I feel like we should have more, but that list proves that we do stuff. What do you guys do? I really wanna add getting sno-cones and going to the drive-in. :) Fun stuff!