A summer frame of mind
Oh Summer. The long days, lightening bugs flickering deep into the blue evenings. Sound of kids playing tag while hamburgers flame up over hot coals. Poolside, seaside, backyard, it doesn't matter, the world is just a little more relaxed and fun in the summertime.
I look forward to fall and all that comes with it, but I get a little maudlin when I first notice the shift in light that signals the coming of autumn. Right now the trees are just beginning to lose their green and I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad.
My favorite summers were when my kids were small and I got to relive those childhood summers with them. White hot days at the pool with popsicles and goggles that stretch into pillow fort movie nights when tired little bodies fall asleep before the credits roll.
Schedules, school, appointments, growing up - can we wait awhile longer? I'm not quite done with summertime just yet.
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