Summertime, Indoors or Outdoors
Ahhh summer. Depending on where you live, decisions on how to spend your summertime, indoors or outdoors, can be challenging. If you live in Arizona, the place I am calling home for now, then summer is really only an extension of every other season. The only difference between winter and summer here is 20-30 degrees more in scalding hotness! LOL! Arizona is beautiful, but I am not a fan of the heat. Furthermore, the kind of heat here tends to make some a little less active and enjoy being indoors more. If you too seek shelter from the heat indoors, sometimes having more to do than just watch TV can be challenging. For me, I have plenty to do this summer as I am taking my pre-req classes as I work toward becoming an Ultrasound Technician. I have some fun suggestions for those of you who will also be spending a little more time indoors to hide away from the heat. Deciding your summertime, indoors or outdoors, doesn’t need to be exhausting.
Summer Indoors or Outdoors
First, keep the little ones engaged with some age-appropriate entertainment. Take this time for them to have some fun and exciting entertainment that is mixed with learning. When I and my siblings were just kids, our mom would make up school work for us to do and we loved it. Nothing like getting a good grade from your mother, right? She didn’t have endless access to top kid’s content like parents today, but she made it fun for us. And for the adults, how about learning a new language? It is never too late to expand your horizons and exercise your brain. Have you always wanted to learn the language of amore, French? This would surely put your summertime hours to great use and impress your family and friends. It could even lead to a new and exciting job because you’ll be bilingual!
If a little heat (or a lot of heat) doesn’t scare you away from outdoors, it can sometimes be tough to think of new things to do. How about going to some concerts to rock out to your favorite pop, R&B or country stars? Or maybe some fishing to just be surrounded by nature and the peaceful sounds of babbling brooks?
Whatever you do this season, spending your summertime, indoors out outdoors, put some care and fun into it. Do take precautions like being sure to have appropriate amounts of fluids, snacks, sunblock’s and bug sprays. If you’re going on a road trip, have plenty of upbeat music for the journey. Most importantly, take in your surroundings and just live in the moment. Ask the kids what they see when they look at the clouds or how they think mountains came to be. Enjoy your summertime, indoors or outdoors, and come back and visit me for future blogs on great ways to fill your time!