by Sherri Schatz
So it’s summer, have you noticed? That’s why your kids have been hanging around the house
more lately. So what do we do with them? I only have two teenage boys at home now and I gotta tell you they are great! However, my youngest can definitely get sucked into the TV zone if I don’t have things for him to do. It amazes me how much happier he is if he is “doing things” — anything, really. Even WORK.
Usually, at the beginning of every summer, the kids and I write a list of the things we would like to do before summer ends. We try to do most of the things on the list before they return to school. They are not earth-shattering or budget-breaking things. Rather, they are usually things like “go on at least one picnic,” “visit the farm stand,” “go on a bike ride.” or “cook something together.” I have found that although we assume that these things will happen over the course of the summer, time seems to be in warp drive. If I don’t write simple things down that I would like to see happen, life gets in the way. Before I know it, it is a week before school and we are shopping for clothes. It’s actually pretty depressing. I have recently become acutely aware of the reality of empty-nester syndrome. I want to make sure to savor the time I have with the boys right NOW! It really is just about being together, plain and simple.
I’m sure all of you out there could give me great advice on what to do with kids in the summer. I would like that a lot actually. What do you do with yours? Write me and let me know!
And in case one of the things on your list is to do something in the kitchen, here something easy , cool and refreshing for you. Happy summer!
Super Easy Strawberry Sorbet
4 cups frozen strawberries
¾ to 1 cup any fruit juice
A couple splashes lime juice
Sugar or splenda to taste
Mix thoroughly in blender , freeze in paper cups end enjoy. Double yum!
Talk to you soon,