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Back in May, I was planning to continue our normal routine, including homeschooling, through the summer. Allie takes a nap every day after lunch, so I thought we’d sit down to homeschool and play right after I put her down to sleep.
If the last three weeks are any indication, my plan is a miserable failure.
Poor Allie has had a proper nap maybe once a week. We’ve done school once a week.
We’re never at home. Our local library has all sorts of activities – story times, movies, crafts, and more. Grace was in a Nature Explorers day camp and has another coming up. We’ve had doctor’s appointments. We’ve gone shopping and hiking and swimming. We have vacation Bible school coming up.
There isn’t one thing that’s getting in the way of my summer plans, but something is always getting in the way.
At first, I was stressed out about missing school every day. Then I gave up. I decided that I’m going to enjoy the summer – whatever it holds – and that some school is better than no school.
Part of accepting that our summer is going to be full and energetic was packing a summer bag so that we’d be prepared for our day no matter what was happening.
In our bag, we have water bottles for each of us, sunscreen, and Lipton Tea & Honey packets.
I’ve been meaning to add some bug spray, but haven’t remembered it while I was at the store.
The nice thing about having our bag all packed and ready to go (aside from the ice water which I refill each morning) is that we’re always ready for a hike, for playing in the lake, for a trip to the playground, or for anywhere the wind leads us.
Lipton Tea & Honey
Lipton’s Tea & Honey drink mixes taste good, and they’re guilt-free with only 5 calories per 8 ounces. (I only use 1/2 the powder suggested by the packet, so mine is actually 2.5 calories per 8 ounces.) They’re sweetened with real honey and made from real tea leaves and fruit flavors.
Lipton makes 6 different flavors including Lemon, Peach Apricot, and Mango Pineapple (that’s what’s in the photo above). The Lemon was my favorite of the samples I received, but I’m going to look for the Peach Apricot at the grocery store. Peach tea is my favorite.
Lipton will send the first 3 commenters on this post samples of their new Tea & Honey drink mixes. Just tell us what’s in your summer bag.
If you aren’t one of the first 3 commenters, you can still sign up to receive free samples of Lipton Tea & Honey at LiptonTeaAndHoney.com
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton Tea. The opinions and text are all mine. Official sweepstakes rules.
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