With Summer in full swing, how we spend this season can vary for all of us. Some of us are taking classes, working, traveling, and all of us are probably enjoying one too many adult beverages. As so many of us give the whole “adulting” nonsense a go around, it can bring bouts of unwanted stress that make you want to curl up no matter how beautiful the weather. When the stress is high or the boredom emerges, immerse yourself back to the carefree nature where our biggest stress involved eating the green things on our plates and participating in chores with some of these nostalgic summer activities:
1) Catch Fireflies
I know it is hard to remember how we passed the time without the distraction of our electronic best friend, and no I’m not talking about the Tamagotchi pet…I am talking about our smart phone. However, take some time this summer and put the phone down. Get a mason jar and spend a night chasing fireflies. Embrace the summer night and probably a few mosquito bites.
2) Pool Day…Floaties and All
A pool day usually involves Bluetooth speaker of sorts and a cooler full the spiked seltzer of your preference and cheap beer. On one of your ventures to the pool, make a pit stop at Wally World and pick up some floats, noodles, and water guns. Let nostalgia storm in full swing with Marco/Polo, Sharks and Minos. Do that thing the youthful souls do and make up your own games that lack consistency or common sense and get in a suffice amount of cardio just splashing around.
What is better than good weather and good snacks? I’ll wait…For a throwback this summer, grab your best pals or summer love and find a place with a view to set up a picnic. We may not be able to channel the full nostalgia with a Vault soda to quench your thirst or Kudos bar to hit the sweet spot but you can pack some Go-Gurt, Capri-Sun, Flintstone Push Pops, Uncrustables, Lunchables, Little Debbie snacks just to get your mouth watering. Throw in a few Ring Pops, some PEZ candies and maybe even some Dunk-A-Roos. Take a day and cheat with your avocado toast and give your tastebuds a blast from the past.