Yay parenthood – summertime edition

summertime

Sleepovers; cool aloe on sunburns; the gentle breeze of a long bike ride; sweet, tart lemonade from a lemonade stand; leaning as far back on the swings as possible, staring at the clouds; violent thunderstorms with gusty winds that make the trees look angry; bathing suits, water sprinklers & wet grass between the toes; the deafening sound of a nearby cicada; skinned knees; scratching mosquito bites; running from the sultry, sweaty outside into the cool of the basement; the sharp smell of fresh-cracked peppercorns sprinkled on the hot charcoal; how good it feels to step into the soft grass after walking barefoot on the blazing heat of the patio brick; the smell of the lilac bush in May, and the lavender in July; the wonderful hot juice from a ripe tomato; corn so sweet your hands get sticky from shucking it; still playing tag at 9 o’clock; fireflies in jars; taking long afternoon naps in front of an oscillating fan; and the Milky Way stretching overhead like the backbone of the night.

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2 Responses to “Yay parenthood – summertime edition”


  • That is exactly why this is my favorite season. I think you hit everything right on the head. I read each sentence and closed my eyes and remembered every last detail. There is NOTHING like summer.

  • wisconsin sky watcher

    NOTHING LIKE SUMMER IN OHIO WITH YOUR BEST FRIENDS, A COLD BEER, AND WATCHING OUR KIDS BEAT THE HECK OUT OF EACH OTHER! I MISS THAT!

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