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Challenge: Summer Fun

The summer slide is real

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The summer slide is real.

And I’m not talking about the one kids enjoy when they ignore their summer reading books and trade time with ‘em in for


and hours

of fun.

I’m talking about the summer slide you,

the parent,

are on

with this

lack of

a schedule,


productivity-encouraging rules,


and healthy eating.

I could only run a mile today,

when my typically is two or three,

and it’s ‘cause my body felt so heavy,

no doubt thanks to some

late nights,

brewery visits,

red wine,






I can get.

And I’m feeling a bit down about it.


here’s what I’m reminding myself.

I may be in the summer slide, but that’s okay.

It’s okay to

play around,

have fun,

and live a little loose for a bit.

Neither summer nor vacation time lasts forever.

But what will forever be a fact is that for every slide down,

there’s a ladder you can climb to get back up.

And isn’t that what makes like fun?

The up,

the down,

and the twisting around?

Life be like playground,

and if you’re lucky enough to have an awesome family

and some extra time to spend with them,

enjoy the hell out of it.

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