I love summer. More specifically I love the idea of summer. In my mind, summer is sun drenched days by the water, afternoons in the hammock and long feasts of summer fruits that drift into evenings by the fire. In my life, summer is chaotic mornings filled with guilt because it’s 11:30 and we’re still not outside. Followed by unimaginative lunches and sweaty naps. Eventually, leading to “yes, whatever, you can watch some TV.” Finally, ending with very late bed times and cranky parents and kids. In reality, I don’t even have a hammock or a fire pit, can you imagine policing my crew with those two hazards on site?
What’s a summer idealist to do? I cannot give in, if I accept defeat and admit that summer may not be our best season then I will have nothing to push me through Minnesota’s seemingly, unending winter. No, I must take back summer!!! I spent quite a lot of time contemplating this in February, March, April, and most of May when it was still freezing outside and developed a plan of attack. I shared it with Twin Cities Moms Blog, please check it out if you want to know how I’m going to win summer or if you love me and want to make me feel good.
As always, I’ve held back a little for you, my few but faithful readers:
8. Summer cuts. Something about buzzing off most of their hair symbolizes a fresh start. Also, it makes it a lot easier to check for ticks.
9. Fire Pit. I am indeed hoping to add a fire pit to our outdoor decor. Now that I have a plan life is \going to be too easy, so I thought I’d add a touch of mortal danger to our evenings.