When you grow up in a state as hot as Florida, you learn pretty quickly that water activities are essential if you plan to survive the summer months. So even though my family and I didn't take any exciting trips this year or visit the world's biggest doughnut (although I would love to
With two working parents and two preschoolers, it can often be easy to lose sight of the magic surrounding summer vacation; after all, none of us got three months of freedom. Fortunately, when Scotties asked me to participate in their Soft Summer Moments campaign, it gave me a chance to reflect on some of the pretty amazing times we've had right here at home this season.
Most weekends have been spent splashing in the pool with our 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son. I love watching their imaginations come alive as they fight water snakes and mean dinosaurs—wait, no, he's nice now. Whoops—he's mean again... Helping them learn to swim and watching their eyes light up when they accomplish something new is incredible. It makes the hassle of corralling them out of the water, into the shower, and back in the house worth it. Usually.
From impromptu squirt gun fights in the backyard to squeals of delight at the splash parks downtown, I may not have realized it at the time, but this has been a pretty fantastic summer.
Thanks, Scotties, for helping me see that. And thanks for the care package of tissues—they really came in handy both when I fought through a cold and when I ran out of paper towels the day after my husband went grocery shopping. (They're surprisingly durable yet soft as a baby's... tissue.)
Now it's your turn. Scotties wants to give one of YOU a $25 Amazon gift card and a care package of your own! Comment below with a fun memory you shared with your family this summer and check out the other simple ways to enter my giveaway for your chance to win.
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