I wasn’t sure what I’d post about today. When trying to do a blog series, I think there’s a tendency to want the subject to be more. The trap of disappointment set it sights on my summer and my postings.
My kids (and to some extent) husband were not cooperating with *my* big fancy organized summer bucket list. Work’s plentiful this summer (not a bad thing, just hard to balance at times) and of course, everyone seems to be doing more exciting things than us. I should know better to fall into that trap.
However, I started thinking about why I love summer so much more than the other seasons. And I realized, for me, it’s all about the simplicity of the season.
Everyone loves the fall and while after my last 30 days series, I embraced the season. It still doesn’t hold the special magic in my heart like a warm summer afternoon with cotton candy clouds floating against a blue sky.
Winter holds both my birthday and Christmas. However, it also holds the prospect of not just stepping outside the door. Coats and shoes and shopping.
Spring for me is like a summer tease. The weather sometimes arrives but the simple slow down of the schedules take a bit of time.
Tuesday evening our a/c broke and led to yesterday being a simpler one than I planned.
We skipped searching out a new pool. And just as the sadness settled on me about having 2 teenagers not wanting to “hang out” with poor mom, J popped out of his room with a “surprise” movie for us to watch together. We spent the afternoon watching How To Train Your Dragon and eating popcorn for lunch.
Just before dinner, G agreed to go with me and get a free 7-11 Slurpee. A quick, fun and simple outing. (Side note: the Captain Crunch Berries Slurpee is oddly good)
No huge to-do list, no demanding schedules, shorts and tee shirts weather, simple foods (no, I’m not counting a Slurpee as food), easy days at the pool or not. These are the things that make summer my favorite.
What are some of your favorite things about summer?