It’s funny that summertime isn’t the way it was when I was a kid. Do you think that way too? Summer was freedom…well, kind of. It felt like freedom!
Riding your bike all day long was the best. But, of course, you had to be back home by the time the street light came on! Summer was like another world to me and my friends.
Here are some of the things I miss the most as a kid in the summertime:
- Homemade ice cream: As kids we would take turns sitting on the ice cream maker while it was doing it’s “thing!”
- Eating watermelon and spitting out the seeds.
- Sliding on our version of the slip-and-slide on the front lawn. Of course it took a toll on my Mama’s grass.
- Climbing trees
- Building forts
- Swimming in the lake all day
- Fishin’ with my dad
Summer nights were special. We would catch lighting bugs in a jar and enjoy their beauty. On a clear night, my dad would get the telescope so we could see stars and the moon.
I couldn’t wait for summer vacations. My parents took long vacations all across the country, and in a station wagon at that! I was lucky enough to see most of the United States. Every battleground, mountain range, national park, beaches… I feel blessed that my parents wanted us to see the beauty of America.
I realize I can still do those things, but it just doesn’t seem the same as an adult. It’s the responsibility we have as an adult. But that’s life isn’t it? We can still do and see those things, but we will never be so care-free as when we were children!
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The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there. — Zechariah 8:5