“Summertime and the living is easy…” First thing that popped in my head when Kate called for a post on Summer.
Oh, what a joy summer was when our oldest was a toddler. We spent summers with other Moms and their babes at an inlet from the ocean called “Mother’s Beach.” Kids playing among the gentle movement of the water with lots of eyes watching and hands ready to grab any slips under the water.
Then when he grew up into elementary school, we’d play in the sand by the surf with our friends, search the tide pools for sea anemones, and the boys would grab their boogie boards to ride the waves to shore. Then do it all again.
By the time we had two boys, we had just moved to Arizona–all beach, no water–in the middle of summer. Suddenly, summer wasn’t so fun anymore. We landed in 106-degree heat. And no pool in the backyard yet. But friends again came to our rescue from our home state and brought summer fun with them again. No, they didn’t import the beach. But us two crazy Moms took our boys to Golf and Stuff where our four boys had fun zooming around the water on bumper boats in 116-degree heat. Each time they passed us by, we squirted them with spray bottles of water to cool them AND us down.
Those days are long gone but the memories linger as hubby and I now set our fun for summer away from the desert heat as often as we can. We are blessed to find a place along the California coast to camp with friends for a couple of weeks each summer. And we enjoy our crazy friends who still visit us in the summer. Thankfully, we now have a pool.
From My Heart to Yours (in the hot Arizona sun),
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