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Smarter Mom: Feel Like A Kid Again

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I don't know about you, but summer always brings me back to when I was younger. There are certain things that come with summer, which, no matter how old I get, will make me feel like a kid again. These summer must-haves tend to cross generations, and just as my parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts or whomever shared with me, I will share with my kids, nieces, and nephews.

Here's a few of my favorite summer must-haves that I'll share with my kids this year.  Because for me, summer's just not summer without them.

Pink Lemonade: A tall glass of pink lemonade in a big glass pitcher with lots of ice. Nothing was more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon after playing outside.

Ice cream sandwiches
: So simple, so delicious!

Beach blankets: We got to pick our own out every year, and I didn't go anywhere--park, playground, town pool--without it.

Backyard sprinkler and/or inflatable poo
l: Hours of fun, just running in and out of the sprinkler and splashing around in the inflatable pool.

Books: I used to love reading in the summer lying on the hammock. I could spend hours reading book after book on the porch. Even now, if I get a few minutes of quiet time to read a book outdoors, I feel like I'm a kid again with no worries in the world. It's something I definitely will pass along to my kids, too.

What's your summer must-haves to feel like a kid again?

by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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by on Jul. 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Definately books!

by on Jul. 5, 2011 at 2:16 PM


Camp Fires

Smell of BBQ

Flip Flops and Painted Toes

The Library (summer reading program!)

The Ice Cream Truck

The Swimming Pool

Curly Slides



Laser Tag


and Lightning Bugs

by on Jul. 5, 2011 at 2:44 PM
Ice cream sandwiches are my favorite!!
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by on Jul. 5, 2011 at 2:47 PM

 Waterguns!!!  My husband and I are such little kids at heart.  We have all out wars with the kids

by on Jul. 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM


by on Jul. 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Love the list!!

by on Jul. 10, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Ice cream, camping, and staying outside until the sun sets ;)

by on Jul. 16, 2011 at 10:42 PM

 summer fairs all the way!!!

by on Jan. 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM
Drumstick ice cream cones, snow cones, sunscreen and sunglasses :)
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