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Three Tips from Primary Songs to Improve Your Summer

Oh, what do you do in the summertime when all the world is green? Do you fish in a stream or lazily dream on the banks as the clouds go by? Is that what you do? Yeah, me neither. At least not often enough.

Oh, what do you do in the summertime when all the world is green? Do you drive in the car and work way too hard and live a crazy busy life? Is that what you do? (-sigh-) So do I.

No, that second one is not really a verse from the favorite primary song “Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime?” (Children’s Songbook, 225). But it has fit my life too closely for too many summertimes.

Summers have always been busy in the home of this Mormon nerd. My five kids each have some combination of camps, scouting trips, sports teams, summer classes, outings with friends, Church activities (and then with sweet irony they complain about their boring summer when faced with an unscheduled few hours or days at home).

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