It’s finally, finally the last day of school here at the SFM house. Seriously, there is something just so wrong about having to put sunscreen on your kids before they go to school. Bring on summer break!
Of course, I know if I’m not careful, I’ll be wishing for back-to-school by the end of vacation week one. I discovered a few years ago that the key is a balance between lazy, hazy days and more structured weeks with camps and other fun. One year, I didn’t plan a thing. I had visions of us lounging on the grass, watching the clouds roll by, and maybe reading books in our tree fort together. Yeah…..that fantasy fell apart by the end of day two, as the boys started fighting with me over screen time and with each other over everything else.
Naturally, I went too far in the other direction the next year. I had the boys in so many swimming lessons their hair turned to straw. We were all exhausted by August.
This summer, I think we’ve found a better balance that will keep us all feeling healthy and calm. Both of the boys are going to do a soccer camp, and Henry will do a week of Lego camp. He’ll also do some swim lessons (just not ALL of the sessions), and his brother is going to take guitar lessons, though just once a week. The big kid also does a week of overnight Scout camp the same week Henry will go to VBS (Proof that yes, Jesus loves me)!
That will still leave plenty of time for trips to the beach, running through the sprinkler, and chilling out with the neighborhood kids.
One thing I won’t have to leave room for is a complicated routine for our teeth. If you’re a regular reader, you know that we’ve been faithfully using the Listerine family of products for a while now. One of the many things I love about them is that they get us Totally Taken Care Of in no time flat. In fact, with LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE I can keep all of our smiles healthy with one bottle, and each swish
- Helps prevent cavities
- Restores enamel
- Strengthens teeth
- Kills bad breath germs
- Cleans the whole mouth
- Freshens breath
We get all those benefits without having to slow down (unless we want to)!
Walgreens can help your family get ready for summer, too. You’ll find all the wellness products you need there, including LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE, LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE ZERO, and LISTERINE® SMART RINSE®.
How are your summer plans shaping up? Do you have a schedule of activities, a bucket list of fun ideas, or do you play it all by ear? I’d love to hear your best strategies for keeping everyone Totally Take Care Of!
Disclosure: “I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.”