Twas the night school ended, and in all the houses
Not a child was stirring-all alarm clocks were doused.
The backpacks were stored in the closets ‘till Fall
While children slept soundly - no reason to stall.
Moms and Dads tossed in their sheet-rumpled beds
While visions of chaos caromed through their heads.
Facing weeks with no schedules, nor essays to write,
Joey and Jane would probably just sleep, eat and fight.
When from their computers there rose such a clatter,
Parents clicked on the Net to tune into the chatter.
Facebook pages, Twitter and Pinterest flowed
With kudos for a Bucket List they just had to download.
The URL they copied, then they clicked on the link
Hoping for ideas so their worries would shrink.
When what to their grateful eyes did appear, but
A Summer Bucket List with awesome choices to cheer.
The thirteen suggestions would spawn stimulation,
Chasing away boredom which breeds during vacations.
Their kids’ minds and bodies would be active and aware
Even without homework and school lessons to bear.
“We must call the Timms, the Taylors and Turners!
We can’t let this wonder crouch on any back burners.”
Dads grabbed their Smartphones, their fears now abated,
While Moms sent emails and social statuses they’d updated.
As the sun rose announcing a school-free June day,
Refrigerators, world-wide, this List did display.
Not summer assignments, Oh no, not this list,
But propositions to tempt, to engage-not resist.
I offer this Summer Bucket List on TpT for free
To parents, to children, to teachers - what glee!
When asked in the Fall, “What did you do this summer?”
‘Cause of the List, no kid'll reply, “Mine was a bummer.”