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Want to give your family the BEST SUMMER EVER? There are lots of ways to do that, but we’ve narrowed it down to 5 awesome things. I remember having the best summers as a kid and I want to make sure that our family has the best summers too!
1. GOOD FOOD
YOLO right? (Disclosure: I really had no idea what that meant until I asked my niece last week. I’m SO not the cool one.) Make everything your heart (and belly) desires! S’Mores, Ice Cream, Hot dogs! Pizza, popsicles, burgers. You get my drift.
2. MAKE A SUMMER BUCKET LIST, AND DO IT
Let the kids make a bucket list of things that they want to do this summer (within reason, of course) and JUST do it! Parents, make a list too! Spend days at the beach. Go parasailing. Go to the zoo. Live it up this summer. Moms. The kids are only young once…so make their summers AWESOME! Get together with extended family! Plan a family reunion, and enjoy good food and time with those you love.
Summer nights should be full of loud and annoying kids eating any and everything in the fridge, watching scary movies and sleeping in till the afternoon. It’s no fun unless you have your besties right there with you! Let the kids have lots of sleepovers! Take turns with the parents….next week YOUR kids go to their house. That gives you and the honey special time alone (wink wink!).
4. WATER – and LOTS OF IT
Warm weather and cool water go hand in hand. Let the kids swim all summer long in your pool, the neighbor’s pool, or at the beach or waterpark!
5. DON’T GET BURNT
Have you ever had a sunburn? Or had to take care of your kids who have awful sunburns? It is PURE misery. Summer is supposed to be fun – not spent crying inside with every movement. And it’s certainly not meant to be spent soaking in oatmeal and vinegar baths. Ugh. It’s just not!
Moms? Can I get an Amen??!!
We’re BananaBoat® fans. Always have been. I don’t buy the store brand stuff. I just don’t trust it. Not when it comes to sunscreen. Ice cream, yeah…I’ll buy store brand. But not my sunscreen! I also follow instructions and apply the 1 ounce of sunscreen to the kiddos entire body (and my own) 30 minutes before we even GO outside. Then reapply every 2 hours or after we get outta the water or if we’re sweating a ton!
BananaBoat® has several sunscreens that are perfect for the whole family. They kinda let you get your personalization on – so to speak. My husband prefers the lotion, but little man and I both like the spray.
Which BananaBoat sunscreen fits YOU and your KIDS the best?!
SunComfort™ Clear UltraMist®Sunscreen — (love this for the kids!)
Perfect for beach days! It allows sand to brush off easily and a moisturizer in it to help get rid of dry skin caused by the sun, chlorine and salt water! Perfect beachy sunscreen for the whole family!
Dry Oil Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen — (love this for ME!)
Contains argan oil, which I am currently obsessed with! It’s perfect for this dry-skinned momma! Keeps me protected but it also makes my skin feel silky-smooth. Super light-weight and non-greasy feel. Love it!
Sport Performance® LotionSunscreen with Powerstay Technology™ — (love this one for my manly man!)
This is the one for the sports enthusiast or the active person! It’s really light weight, sweat resistant and water resistant (up to 80 minutes). My husband loves this because it doesn’t run into his eyes when he sweats. He packs it with him in his backpack when he’s going fishing or hunting. He also uses it on the long days outside mowing and weed-eating on the weekends.
Banana Boat® Best Summer Ever “Great Big Family Reunion” Sweepstakes:
Kicking off the summer festivities, the Banana Boat® Best Summer Ever “Great Big Family Reunion” offers summer fun in the sun adventures for the whole family. You can enter this sweepstakes for a chance to win! One lucky family will win a family reunion for up to 50 of their family members and friends!!! For some fun, you can spin the Wheel of Fun for exciting activities to entertain your families all summer long! They have some REALLY great ideas!
You could also win one of five $30 Banana Boat® Prize Packs including a Banana Boat® koosie, key chain, draw string backpack and three sunscreen products! This contest opens June 8th, 2015 and closes on June 29th, 2015! All you have to do to enter is choose a social media sharing option and share from the social media amplification tool! Make sure to visit Banana Boat on Facebook too!
Which Banana Boat® sunscreen is right for you and your family?
And what are your favorite summer fun activities?? Drop us a comment below! We’d love to hear!