Ideas for End of Summer Fun in Austin

Our bucket list at the start of the summer. P.S. This is probably one of my most Pinterest-worthy efforts.
Our bucket list at the start of the summer. P.S. This is probably one of my most Pinterest-worthy efforts.
Our bucket list at the start of the summer, and probably one of my most Pinterest-worthy efforts.

I don’t know about you, but there were weeks this summer when I didn’t think I was going to make it. In between trying to work, coordinating with my kid’s friends, getting all the normal boring adult stuff done with a kid in tow (who doesn’t want to do summer camps) and trying to get in adult time, summer is an exhausting time of year. Clearly, I’m extremely fortunate to get this time with my son and not have to work full-time, but it can certainly be a juggling act.

As always happens this time of year, I look back upon my lists of activities and ask myself, “Where did the summer go?” There are so many things we haven’t done yet and barely any time to squeeze things in before school starts. That’s why I’m trying to get organized now so we can make the most out of the last few weeks of summer. I’m also mindful that it’s currently 10,000 degrees out and so we’ll need a mix of indoor and outdoor activities.

Here is the list I’m going to present to the resident 9-year-old, plus a few items left undone from the Bucket List we made at the start of summer:

I have noticed a few deals on Groupon and LivingSocial for fun end of summer activities, such as:

so I’m going to keep those in my back pocket as well.

Of course, this is way more than we could possibly do, but we can always keep these in mind for weekends once school starts since it certainly feels like summer months into the school year.

How are you spending the last few weeks of summer?

About Nicole Basham 793 Articles
A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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