Monday, August 29

The Very Last Day

Every evening during dinner, I ask the children, "What was your favourite bit of the day?". Since tonight was the very last day of their summer vacation, I asked, "What was your favourite bit of the entire summer?".

The children had a pretty good summer. I put a lot of effort into keeping them entertained and happy and active. They had soooo many things that they could have chosen from.

They could have mentioned:
  • seeing the RCMP Musical Ride
  • seeing the fireworks
  • going to several wading pools many times throughout the summer
  • going to beaches, during the day and the evening
  • visiting Little Valley Animal Farm
  • driving all over the city to go to new, as well as "tried and true", parks
  • going to the Cumberland fair
  • making lanterns
  • attending the Lumiere Festival
  • going to the Farmer's Market
  • having an afternoon out of Uncle Sean's boat
  • having a picnic in the park with Dan
  • painting at the Children's Garden
  • seeing "Winnie the Pooh" in the theatre
  • making endless batches of pudding pops
  • painting their very own ceramic piggy banks
  • going to a friend's birthday party
  • playing with their cousins
  • spending hours and hours in Granny's hot tub (kept a "refreshing" temperature for their enjoyment only!)
  • playing outside on their very own Bouncy Castle, and on their new massive inflatable water slide (and a wee blow up slide for Sarah)
  • going to see the lights on Parliament Hill
  • dining out at their favourite "fancy" restaurant (Swiss Chalet) TWICE
  • having a Splatter Party for their birthday
Had any of the children mentioned any of these activities, I would have been thrilled. I would have felt that all my energy, and my careful planning, had been worth it. Instead, each child agreed that the very best bit from the entire summer was today when Dan stopped at the gas station and let them each have a Slushie.


Summer 2012 is going to be super easy!


Double the Giggles said...

Just living in the moment. Love it! Those girls are a trip!

Gwen said...

"Living in the moment", that's a nice way to put it. I kept thinking to myself, "You're only as good as your last game" which didn't exactly motivate me to excel.

Lara said...

And that is why we play in the backyard a lot ;)

aliclark said...

haha, that actually made me laugh out loud!!

Gwen said...

Glad I could amuse.

You're being featured on my blog in a couple of days. You'll LOVE it. Ha ha ha.

Alicia said...

LOL! You are awesome....they'll remember all of these wonderful things when they get older. Sounds like you had a kickass summer!