Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pour Your Heart Out-Summer

Summer Vacation

Remember the magic those two words could inspire when you were a kid?  They have lost a bit of their luster now that I'm grown up but I was reminded of it when Turbo got up this morning and his first words were: "Today is the last day of school! Summer starts!"

I remember the days stretching out in front of me with nothing more important than remembering to return library books on time.  Spending the magic time of twilight outside rolling down a hill of grass, watching the stars come out, slapping mosquitoes, eating grilled food, watermelon, ice cream, going bare foot, flip flops, swimming, fishing, wading in the creek, all the summer stuff of childhood.

I'm hoping we can give Turbo and Bruiser some of those memories to look back on.  I know they will have good memories of spending time with their grandparents which I don't have.  We also get to go camping a lot and love to get into the mountains for hiking and fishing and bumping down dirt roads.  I want to see grubby, tired little boys lots this summer because that means they are getting to be little boys.  It's a good thing I don't mind mud between my toes and splashing in puddles holds appeal for me too--we all wash off pretty well.

Maybe, just maybe, some shine will come back to summer vacation, especially if I look at it through my boys eyes.  Summer is meant for magic and lazy days and fun.  I just need a seven year old to remind me of it.

I hope your summer is as fun and memory making as I know ours will be.  Bring on the sun and fun!

Now go see Shell for the other Pour Your Heart Out posts.


  1. It's so true, we have to look at the summer through our kids eyes and then we see the magic! Thanks for the reminder. I'm excited to for summer to start!

  2. as a teacher I still look forward to summer.. cept this year since i didnt have a perm job and was only a sub.. ive had to find work for the summer :(...
    but i know the kids are SUPER excited bout their summer... and Im hopin to do some fun stuff with them also to make memories :)

    hope your boys enjoy their SUMMER!!

  3. I love the way that you described the magic of summer!

    It's definitely changed now that we are parents, but I hope for my kids to feel like that!

  4. You described it perfectly. My boys are little yet but this is how I want them to remember their summer days.
    The memories I have of my childhood summers are some of the best ever.

    I wish you lots and lots of fun and mud!!

  5. Enjoy your Summer! it's all about the fun!!

  6. What a great reminder for all of us! I laughed when you said "we all wash off pretty well". I think a lot of the time most of us forget that! : )

  7. Oh thanks for the reminder. Summer is so different once you have kids...It can be tiring but lots of fun! Already my boys are loving being outside all day and I am sucking it up because I hate the heat. I hope to give my boys some great memories to remember!

  8. Ahhh, to be a kid again and be able to truly appreciate what we have in front of us - summer fun.

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