Memory makers are the events/moments in your kids' lives that they will never forget. You know, like that perfect Christmas gift from Santa! I can vividly recall some of my favorite sometimes memories. I will never forget our family trips to Yosemite and Camp Curry, slip-N-sliding on the Sweats' lawn, sneaking people into the drive-in movie, whitewater rafting down the American River, and camping in my dad’s backyard. I could go on and on with lists like this, but I think you get the gist. Don’t let the summer pass by without some wildly spontaneous moments, or better yet, some well planned activities that will forever be cemented in the “BEST DAY EVER” column of your kid's brain.
So why not just start, host that BBQ you’ve been meaning to put together. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself, send out the invites and ask people to bring things. Food is good, but the company is better and that's what you'll remember.
Summertime is about FUN. Some of it will happen on its own, but this is your friendly reminder that some of it needs to be scheduled. Don’t wait until day 56 and panic, look through your family bucket list and start marking stuff off over the next few months. There is no time like the present, or as my dad always said, “Life is a party only most damn fools don’t know they are invited!” Well, my friends, you are invited!