Happy Memorial Day – 3 Ways to Guarantee a Smile this Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer which, I must say, makes me excited! Warm weather activities usually start this weekend and, in Arkansas, go well into the fall considering we don’t get a cold snap until at least October. As a child, Memorial Day meant outdoor pools opened, baseball season started and trips to the lake filled most weekends. As an adult, Memorial Day can still mean all those things. Just because we get older doesn’t mean we need to stop enjoying the things we once looked forward to as a kid. So to start your summer off with a smile, we have picked 3 activities you probably haven’t enjoyed since you were a kid but that we think you should give another try. It’s time to hang your business suit up and tap into your inner child…you know you want to!
1) Play in the sprinklers – As a child, running through sprinklers in dry clothes almost always equaled punishment. Mom and Dad did NOT want their car seats getting soaked on the way home. Well guess what, now it’s your car and you can make the decisions. If you’re feeling brave you can even set up a slip and slide and go crazy. Just beware of knocked out teeth!
2) Visit the outdoor pool or spray park – Outdoor pools are great because you can get a tan and play in the water. Why not visit your local outdoor pool and slide down some water slides or start a game of Marco Polo with the neighborhood kids. You will leave the pool with a mega-watt smile on your face!
3) Play a pick-up game of baseball or kickball – visit a local park on any summer weekend and you are guaranteed to find readers and loungers at the park soaking up the sun. Take some equipment and gather all those people to play a quick game. Set the winning score to 5 to keep the game short, sweet and super fun! While this list is only a fraction of the fun you can have during the summer, all these activities could result in a day to remember. Don’t let your adult side dim the light of the care-free child in you. Embrace it and enjoy summer as an adult as much as you did as a child. On behalf of Delta Dental of Arkansas, we wish everyone a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend! If you have other suggestions for fun adult activities, leave them in the comments below!