I was sitting in the audience at the Disney Social Media Moms conference in 2012 when Ann Foster, Director of Disney Destinations and Consumer Insight, said something that has stuck with. In an effort to point out the importance of making memories, she reminded us that we have only 18 summers to make memories with our children — 18 summers.
Like many in the audience those words struck me as I realized I was down to 14 summers left with my oldest. Moms say it again and again, “They get big so fast,” but those words struck a chord.
We try our best to make the most of our summers with trips to the beach, spontaneous day trips and lots of visits to see the Mouse.
At the end of a long week, I often feel discouraged that we didn’t do enough. But when I look back at pictures of the summer, I am reminded that while a single week may have been average, we have done a great deal over the course of many weeks. Visits from cousins, hosting a lemonade stand and neighborhood pool parties — our summer may not be grand gestures like big trips, but it is filled with great memories.
In our house, laughter is the hallmark for creating special memories and with a family of goofballs we make lots of silly memories.
Although I look forward to big trips (especially when baby sister gets a bit older), I have come to realize that we make memories every day. And since I am always there with a camera, I have photos to prove it.
Making lunchtime memorable
Now that summer has come to an end, I keep trying to find ways to help make memories big and small with my girls. Since I no longer eat lunch with my gal, I like to send little love notes from mom tucked into her lunch box. I still remember my mom doing this for me, so I have faith that even when I am not with her I am helping her make memories of her days.
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review, a gift code to giveaway, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.