Summer is here, and it’s beautiful out. Now that it’s finally nice enough to do things outside with the kids, it’s definitely time to get my summer parenting goals in order. I’d like to think that these parenting goals will somehow magically make me a better parent… but the reality is, these goals will do nothing more than have me focus more on my babies. Maybe that’s the definition of being a better parent, but it’s not about me. It’s about making sure my littles have an awesome childhood to remember.
Summer 2013 Parenting Goals
1.) A playdate a week
I’m a little anti social. Now that I’m super busy with our local cloth diapering community, though, I’m making more friends… and these friends have children. Hopefully, we can continue to meet out at a local park once a week so that our littles can run around and play.
2.) Increased storytime!
Lately, Norton has been all about watching Disney/Pixar movies. I’d like to spend less time with the TV on (even if it’s just “background noise”) and more time reading stories together. Storytime three days a week, while not as awesome as Heather’s five times a week, is much better than the “whenever Norton brings me a book” that we’ve been doing.
I’m not a crafty person, but Norton loved arts and crafts time at language playgroup last year. He got a great kick out of it during preschool, too. It’s time to make new finger paints, roll out the craft paper, and let Norton and Eudora go nuts. I’m shooting for an arts and crafts time one day a week. What’s the point of Pinterest if not to find cool stuff to do with the spawn?
4.) Park time!
While Prince George may be lousy for shopping, it’s fantastic for the outdoors. There are three parks within walking distance of our house. Actually, there’s one right across the street. At least one day a week, we will make it to a park so that Norton can run around and play.
Those are my parenting goals for this summer. Do you have any parenting goals of your own?