As our kids have gotten older I've started thinking about my own childhood more and all of the things I loved doing as a kid. My childhood was filled with climbing trees, practicing gymnastics in our side yard, and chugging Kool-Aid. We used to play outside from sun-up until the street lights came on (and even then begged to stay out later). We'd only come in to eat meals and even those were gulped down as fast as possible. I distinctly remember chugging my huge glass of milk at dinner in one gulp just so I could get back outside right away.
There have been so many small things that have happened over the past couple of weeks that have made me smile.
Drinking water straight from the hose or sprinkler.
Running barefoot in the grass while waiting for fireworks to start.
Playing catch with cousins.
Watching backyard fireworks.
Practicing cartwheels again and again.
Splashing around in an inflatable pool.
Riding bikes around the neighborhood until it's dark.
Here's to a summer full of more memories.