The irony of Summer is that the season with the longest days can feel like it’s the shortest and that all of your plans have slipped away. Suddenly, your chance to bond and reconnect with your family is gone. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Bonding means different things to different people, and it’s a word that is especially fraught with pressure. As a parent, I often ask myself if I’m doing enough for my son to help him make positive and lasting childhood memories. To me, bonding as a family is about connecting and creating a deeper understanding of one another, which is easier said than done when life and work get in the way.
In an ideal world, we would have an infinite amount of time to play with our families without feeling the stress of other demands. As shocking as this statement may be, we don’t live in an ideal world where money and time grow on trees. Yet Summer is the perfect reminder that memorable experiences can happen with a little preparation and thoughtfulness.