This post was sponsored by Budget Saver Twin Pops as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Summer hit our little family in full force. My husband is taking summer classes and working two jobs, and most days it is just me and the kids. We have many fun staycation events planned- from park visits to library programs- but the days can sometimes get long. Between activities, sibling fights, housework, and grocery runs, I sometimes loose sight of the minutes that have the opportunity to be summer MOMents (MOM-moments!). The other day I took a step back, breathed in deeply, and looked at every day in a new light. Since then, the kids and I have been discovering ways to turn ordinary days into summer time memories.
#1 Take regular ol’ toys and games to a new location.
As I write this, the boys are currently playing cars outside on the back deck. They play cars everyday, but there’s something about playing them outdoors in a different location that they find so much more fun! I’ve found that this goes with any toy or activity. We take puzzles outside, move snack time to the front porch, and have reading time in the swing.
#2 Get outdoors.
I think “Unplug” may be the word of the year. Everywhere I turn, there are reminders for us to unplug from our electronic society and do something that doesn’t require a screen. My boys love outdoors, and these activities make summer memorable. When I think of summers past, I remember the boys splashing in the kiddie pool and playing in the sand box with friends. Creating summer MOMents can be as easy as stepping out the front door.
#3 Turn small things into celebrations.
I’ve learned that every kid loves a good party. But what a “party” is to a kid is also not what a “party” is to an adult. I can blow up a few balloons, give my kids a cupcake, and they call it a party. By pulling out a few decorations and a bag of Budget Saver Twin Pops, we have a Pop-Up Popsicle Stand!
After playing with water balloons and in the sprinkler, the kids like to cool off with a popsicle.
While they play, I grab a small stand, a colorful garland, an aluminum bucket with ice, and a popsicle “Coolin’ Off” sign to make a quick Popsicle Stand. If you do not have these items, you can substitute with anything bright and summer-y! Balloons, colorful card stock, and a neon plastic bin with ice are great for an easy Pop-up Popsicle stand, too!
These are sweet MOMents. They flop down on beach towels in the front yard and giggle as they recount the day’s adventures.
I appreciate the stories behind businesses, and Budget Saver Twin Pops have a historical one. During the Great Depression, the Twin Pop was invented so that one nickel would purchase a Twin Pop. Two children could then split the Twin Pop and each have a treat. In 1989, the Budget Saver assorted six flavor Rainbow Array bag was born.
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