It is finally official-it is summer.
The calendar now agrees with our weather and the current state of children being free from the school's walls.
We're just a few weeks from the end of school and a few days from the end of spring, but that doesn't mean it is too early for parents and grandparents to be looking for ways to keep the young ones occupied and free from saying, "There's nothing to do!"
Just last week I was asked three times for suggestions of things to do with children in the local area. There are many reasons I, in particular, get asked this question fairly often: I am a parent of two children under the age of 10, I tend to to be a "goer" and "doer", and I am the editor of a newspaper which means I should be fairly well versed on what's happening in the area. (Hopefully!)
So I have decided to work on an article, maybe a two- or three-parter, to let you know just what there is to do in this area.
Perhaps there are some things parents just don't think about or things grandparents, faced with their offspring's young offspring visiting, don't know about. I hope to answer some of those questions next week.
So be on the lookout for that. Feel free to send me an email or post on our Facebook any ideas you may like to share. I am thinking of standard activities (not one-time events) between Wheeling/St. Clairsville and Parkersburg/Marietta.
I have my list going, but you probably have some ideas of things I hadn't considered. Let me hear you.
Together, we will make this summer better for everyone. We'll explore our own neighborhoods and realize that there is much more than "nothing to do around here!" In fact, there is likely more than you'll be able to get visited and accomplished in just one summer! It comes but once a year; let's enjoy it!