“Summer should get a speeding ticket.” ~ Author Unknown
Spring and summer are my favorite seasons. My kids are grown, and I don’t have to deal with hectic school mornings anymore, but every year at this time I pause to mourn Fall casting its shadow on summertime.
Some of my favorite childhood memories:
Surprise showers with tingly raindrops.
Marking the street up with sidewalk chalk well past 9:00 and still daylight.
When night fell, lightning bugs flitted around us, glowing with magic.
As a mother, summer fun with my kids and my sister Pam and her children bring more happy times to mind. These photos are from about 24 years ago, but it seems like just yesterday:
“Take time to play. It is the secret to staying young.” ~ Unknown
Get ready. Get set…
Pam remembers this day of fun spent with our kids.
Sometimes adults need to take time and play like a kid again.“When life rains on your parade, bring out the slip’n’slide!” ~ Author Unknown
“A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.” ~ Author Unknown
Photos will fade and summers fizzle,
but memories are forever.
“No school. Sleepovers. Tanning. Beaches.
Water fights. Tank tops. Flip flops.
Lemonade. Sunglasses. Taking Pictures. Late nights.
Ice-cream. Warm air. Camps. Short shorts.
Sleeping in. Summer Breeze.
Tan lines. Sand castles. Long hair.
Mud fights. Bonfires. Slushies. Pool parties.
Sun kissed hair. Palm trees. Barbecues.
Blue skies…Make it count!”
~ Author Unknown
Check out this great YouTube video. It’s only 21 seconds long.
Wowsers! Does this look like fun or what?
Would you brave a ride on this?
Do you have any favorite summer memories? What’s your favorite season and why?
Parents, do you like to do things like this with your kids?
Do you have a parenting or grandparenting memory
or another story you’d like to share?
If you’re not a parent, memories from your own childhood count, too.
Warning: I might feature your story in a future post.
(Names can be changed to protect the guilty!)
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