Guys, it’s already August 9th, which means Labor Day, the unofficial end of Summer, is less than a month away. School is starting back up in some places in the country. (Here in NYC, where it starts a little later than most places, we have about four weeks to go.) The sun is setting a little earlier, stores are selling Halloween stuff, and if you need a new swimsuit, you’re out of luck because they’re pretty much sold out everywhere. So, what’s on your agenda for the remaining weeks of the season? Here’s what I’m up to between now and Labor Day:
We’re heading to Missouri this weekend for 12 whole days (a couple days with friends, some time with my parents, a few days on our own). We’re going to swim in pools and lakes and ride bikes and play miniature golf and watch movies in air-conditioned theaters (it’s been ages since I saw a movie in the theater…) and eat frozen custard.
I can’t believe 2/3 of the summer has gone by and we haven’t been to Coney Island yet. (I took the kids in April when Drew was out of town, but that was Spring and we were in jackets and it’s a decidedly different vibe in late Summer when the sweat rolls off you and you’d do anything for a few inches of shade and a slushy with bottom-shelf alcohol), so we’re going to squeeze in a trip.
Finish hanging pictures on our walls, finally.
Grill more meals on our deck, which we’re soooo enjoying right now. (We’ve never had enough outdoor space for a grill before and now we do and it’s kind of changed our lives a little bit; if you have any grill recipes you love, please share!)
Maybe take Jackson to his first Broadway show (Joanie is a little young still).
More margaritas, naturally.