My kids have been out of school a week already! While they have enjoyed some lazy days with some fun mixed in, the rest of summer is looming before us. As I mentioned in my Summer Sanity blog series, one tool we will use to help us make the most of our summer is a bucket list. As I worked on creating a list of fun things to do with the kids this summer, I ran across the #ETHANproject. I got really excited…and hope you do to! Let me take a moment to explain.
#ETHANproject is about enjoying the Here and Now. I recently read, Playing for Keeps by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy. They explain in this book that our children have approximately 936 weeks from birth to high school graduation. I know that sounds like a lot if you are mom to littles BUT, my daughter is almost 9….that means I only have about 468 weeks before she flies the coop. To top it off, at most, I have 9 summers left with her here at home. Ack! Really, where has the time gone?
This is a great reminder to focus and enjoy what is happening around us. A chance to be intentional with our children at some point during our week. What if you had a day a week set aside to do something creative and fun, outside the box, and you didn’t even have to come up with all the ideas on your own? That sounds pretty awesome to me!
So, enter the #ETHANproject.
For the next 10 Fridays this Summer, along with a whole blogging community, I will share a weekly challenge here on the blog. I encourage you to take the challenge with your kids and have fun with this.
Here is a PDF version of our schedule #ETHANproject 10-Week Challenge Overview
Complete your challenge by the following Wednesday. I encourage you to share your challenge with our #ETHANproject community on Social Media (use #ETHANproject hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook). I will feature some of my favorites right here.
I also encourage you to join us over on the #ETHANproject Facebook group page for encouragement, ideas, and support.
So, what do you say? Are you ready for a fun summer focusing on the here and now with your kids? Please join me!