For my family June is beach month. The entire family gathers at a beach house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and spends a week of fun, sun, food, drink, sharing, caring and just hanging out. I am blessed to have a family that gets along and really, really likes one another. Rarely is there a harsh word, a disgruntled moment or hurt feelings, although I can be a bit grumpy in the morning. We have tons of funny stories that we tell every year. We reminisce about our childhood and mom wonders where she was when we were doing all those crazy things because she was a stay at home mom.
We take a lot of pictures, make stupid videos. Recording these times is a way of preserving the unique character and the unique characters of our family. I want my children to know their aunts and uncles and I want the cousins to know the joy of extended family. My co-author and I even came up with the idea for our movement book series watching the kids play at the beach and we finished the first book at the beach the following year. The beach seems to bring out the best in all of us.
Whatever you do this month, celebrate family, fun and friendships.
Here are some great kids books to enjoy this summer.
What's on your summer reading list?