Hello! Yamaroody Mamá here!
I am sure everyone is working on summer plans. Most people have a crazy school year schedule and once summer begins, so many are working to find one camp or two or 10 to send the kids. This Yamaroody Mama has a different plan!
Our summer schedule is super vacation fun! Our day begins with mom’s swim team practice. Yes, you read that correctly. I am on an adult swim team. We practice, we race, and we have lots of fun! My practice is every morning 7-8am, and then I have 35 min to get the girls ready for their practices which are 8:40-9:30 and 10-11am.
We practically hang out at the pool the entire morning and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
Whatever happened to summer just being time of pool, swimming and relaxing? Some of my favorite memories are of me and my brother in the pool. Although we did join swim team, we still wanted to be in the pool for hours! We got to be kids all summer long. No schedules. Just playing and having fun.
Nowadays, most kids are too busy trying to grow up and get the latest electronics that I find they forget to be kids. They have forgotten how to play outside, kick a ball, or see who can make the highest cannonball splash! I find that kids are no longer kids. Our world is full of hate and violence and the kid’s lives are based more on social media and electronics.
Change needs to happen and it’s up to us to help kids change.
So, for this summer, how about no electronics and no video games. Instead, let’s have lots of sunshine and fun outside! Let’s make this summer a Yamaroody one!
– by Andrea Fricano