Hey there! I’m still in a summer preparation mode and I don’t know about you, but while I love summer tremendously, I do have to change my mode of thinking a bit. I need to relax, take a deep breath, and realize that the somewhat organized, halfway orderly house I enjoy keeping will be in disarray much of the time, due to the number of bodies living there. 🙂
So I decided to make a Summer Creed for Parents; well, for me. Shhh, don’t tell my kids. 🙂 They might hold me to it and then you never know what could happen. But, seriously, I want to be focused on what is truly important.
A creed is more about stating what you already believe than it is about what you want to become. Therefore, I present to you the Summer Creed for Parents:
I believe that summers are designed for fun in the sun.
That spotless floors are only a temporary blessing.
That full refrigerators should be emptied well.
I believe that those well loved will laugh contagiously.
That happy loud voices are ok in open spaces…
and small spaces on occasion.
I believe that swimming is meant to be often.
That popsicles are best when dripped lavishly.
That cotton candy at the ball park is the reason we go.
I believe that the best conversations with my children
Often occur around bonfires
And roasted marshmallows taste best when you have to blow them out first.
(Not really, but someone has to eat the burnt ones.)
I believe that there are times when dirt must be ignored
Because the opportunity of making memories often includes
I believe that while summers should contain a certain amount of laziness
Our devotion to God and His Word should not.
And thankfully, God never takes vacations.
Maybe you don’t agree with my creed point by point. Can I simply encourage you to make your own, thereby setting your sight on what truly matters this summer? You’ll be so glad you did.
ENJOY this FREE printable of the above Summer Creed!
What would your summer parenting creed include? Do share!