While our summers are never exactly the same I’ve tried to prioritize a few things. One of the benefits of building summer memories is that they have helped to ease the boys into the football season.
While a college summer includes a more flexible schedule, high school football includes weeks of practice. Our season essentially began this week and besides a few days off here or there we will wrap up football in November.
This extended focus on the season has increased the importance of a family getaway and this year we headed to Wisconsin Dells for a great time of waterpark fun. We were able to enjoy time with cousins, time as a family of four, and time as a couple.
We laughed, we stayed up late, we tried new things and most importantly we created new memories. We spent some time talking about what the rest of the summer will look like, but mostly we just focused on the moments in front of us.
I have come to believe that one of the best things we can do to help our boys foster a love for the football life is to create amazing memories that have nothing to do with football. There is no doubt football is a calendar priority and a family affair, but it doesn’t have to be the ONLY important memory our family holds.