This article, entitled "Summer Milestones" comes from Jen Lennon, MomsEveryday blogger from Southern Colorado.
Ah, the waning days of summer. The evenings get cooler, the school supplies are bundled with care and we take time as parents to reflect on the milestones our children have achieved in the eighty or so days of school-free bliss.
Riding a bike without the training wheels, swimming the length of the pool, staying overnight at camp. Big steps along the path of growing up. My family hit a huge milestone just last week: A successful trip to the mini-golf course!
Yes, you read that right: put-put perfection! For those of you who have never ventured out to the wind-milled, Astroturf of shattered familial dreams…stop reading now…this won’t make any sense. But for those of you who had idyllic visions of family harmony whacking tiny balls through a dinosaur’s belly, you are the people who will appreciate the triumph of the Lennon clan.
Here are the details of what DIDN’T transpire in all their magnificent glory:
We had done it! They all have reached the age of majority for mini golf and the stars aligned to give us the perfect family outing. Quite the milestone. I glanced around every so often at the families not quite there yet. “Hang on,” my knowing glance suggested. “You’ll make it one day.” Psst…turn around. Your kid just got stuck in the hippo.