Family Life

Summer is Here, it Seems

It’s officially summer, but it feels like we should be at the end of summer. I’m wondering if I am going to survive this one. Normally, we have pool parties and friends visiting all summer, and the little ones have sleepovers and our front door is a revolving door of friends and family. Well, that is not looking likely this summer. So, we are left to our own devices, no pun intended.

So what are we going to do? I think it will end up being more bike rides and our family adventures. I think we will end up with a lot of weekend day trips and sightseeing. We are very lucky here in Louisiana, as there are so many outdoor spaces to explore and places to get in a canoe and paddle and see. If we are honest with ourselves, we should have been doing this all along. We have always had the opportunities, we just have been preoccupied with iPads and iPhones and movies and friends and summer pool parties. 

Not that this is a bad thing. I do hope for these days to come back quickly, but until then, I think we need to not be so upset or bummed out, but instead, get excited about the great city and state we are in and geaux explore it. These are the things our children will remember… paddling down the Atchafalaya …not the iPad game they played on the couch all summer.

So, I challenge you to Survive and Thrive this summer with fun family activities and to stay safe. But remember, this too shall pass, and when it does, make sure you made the most of it and made some great memories for the summer of 2020. 

Send us pictures on our social media of where you and your family geaux! #geauxexplore ■

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