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Friday, July 25, 2008

What have I been doing?

Well, in this crazy life of mine, things are never boring (well not for long anyway). We are entertaining my teenage SIL this week who is here on vacation. Oh, and the other night I was able to enjoy a Ladies Night Out (a rarity). Today, the rains finally let up and sun shone bright. So bright in fact that it was insanely hot and humid. So, we took the little ones out to a local water park. You know, the kind where the fountains spit water at you and the lil' tikes run and shriek with excitement. Yeah, that kind of park. It was fun. It makes me wish adults enjoyed such simple pleasures. Wouldn't life be so lovely?

I think the next time I'm the boss somewhere that's what I'm going to instill. I'll call it "Let's Be Kids Day". Genius, right? We will venture to our local park and run like mad, laughing and not have a care in the world. Either we will be completely relieved and relaxed or the boss-bigger-than-me will fire us all. In any event, it should be interesting to see what transpires.

Seriously though, I can't be the only one who misses the carefree days of childhood or the teen years? What are your favorite summertime memories? What made you feel most at peace or still gives you that feeling. Here's a list of my favorites that I either haven't done in years or don't get to do much anymore:

1) Swinging (on the swings people, c'mon);
2) Running through the sprinkler;
3) Bike riding and kicking your feet out to the sides (you can picture it can't you?);
4) Napping (alone) in a hammock;
5) Hula hooping (I still do this though, so, does it count?);
6) Sitting on the beach and staring at the ocean around sunset (not sunbathing);
7) Oh, and, sitting by a campfire and staring into the warm and glistening embers.

I figured I should stop here for two reasons (1) because I write/talk way too much; and (2) well 7 is a lucky number.

Now, you go.....

1 comment:

The Mrs. said...

I love swinging on the swings at the park. My boys are never as into it as I am and typically last just under two minutes before they have to move on!

I'm also with you on the nap and the time alone on a beach.

Ah to be a kid again.......