If you’ve found yourself going from suggesting to urging to nagging someone in your life to get up off the couch and enjoy summer, my post today at The MOB Society is for you. The conversation focuses on Summer, Sons, and the Secret to Making it Great, but the truths reach beyond boys. I’m all about enjoying relaxed times and savoring the quiet of slower days. For some, though, this season can be a battle of nurturing adventure and activity or giving in to our inner sloth. For sons, it has a way of luring them into a wasteland of laziness and missed opportunity. But this time can be so sweet in its different pace and change of rhythm. For boys, summer can even be a season to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit.
The lazy days of summer are not the same as a summer of lazy. If your season has disintegrated into a pattern of mostly wasted days, we can take it back.
You might need to read the post if you:
- imagined yourself grabbing the video controller and hurling it off the deck?
- envisioned taking someone’s cell phone and running as fast and far as you can get?
- prayed for storms to knock out your internet and cable?
- resorted to bribery or attempted to initiate boot camp?
- listened to yourself nagging and wondered how you became so annoying?
We do not have to lose these days to boredom or laziness.
It’s not easy to find a balance between lazy days of summer and redeeming the time.
Today on The MOB Society I’m sharing secrets to making a son’s summer great. If you have a boy of any age (or a daughter … or your own increasingly regular urge to just lay around …) you might find the ideas a big help. Don’t let your inner sloth hijack your days! And if you know a friend who prayed for her internet to go out and got a “Yes” to her prayer, do her a favor and print her a copy; it just might save her summer!
Here’s to a peaceful seasonal balance of slowing down and redeeming the time!
Here’s a snippet to get you started …
Summer can be a battle of wills when it comes to getting boys motivated. How can we inspire them to do more than plug in to technology or settle into a permanent indentation on the couch? Without a plan, a mom may find even the most energetic son slipping into sloth mode. It’s not easy to find a balance between lazy days of summer and redeeming the time. What’s the secret to making our son’s summer great? Read the rest here …