Friday, June 20, 2008

Good Things About a Summer's Day

  • Freshly washed clothes on a clothesline.
  • Naps.
  • Having an unofficial bubble-blowing contest with the unseen kid in the balcony above, who so obviously copied you and sadly thinks he can out bubble you.
  • Last day of school.
  • Making mud pies.
  • Picking flowers..."he loves me, he loves me not"...
  • Laying on the grass and watching the clouds go by.
  • Waiting around for something or nothing.
  • The smell of freshly cut grass (before your allergies kick in).
  • Popsicles, ice cream, hot dogs...
  • Running through sprinklers until you're exhausted.
  • Water balloon fights (especially when you get that bastard).
  • Unplanned picnics and a good book to read.
  • Cherry blossoms. Lots of 'em.
  • Trying to skip stones even though you never could (and still can't).
  • Spraying the garden hose on an unsuspecting friend.
  • Dipping your toes in the ocean.
  • Staring at the stars with a good friend, and a cookie.
  • Scratching mosquito bites.
  • Feeling like the day is endless.
  • Having a bit of hope.


  1. That’s a great list. Here’s some more…..
    Staying up late and watching The Three Stooges est with your best neighbors.
    No school. ( I had to emphasize that again)
    Putting up the tent in the back yard and making it a clubhouse of some sort.
    Making clubhouses, ie in trees est.
    Having a sleep over either in the back yard in the tent, or a friend’s house.
    Having a neighborhood bike race. ( I use to live in a closed street. We called it the dead end street.)
    Summer birthdays.
    Crazy games of tag and hide n go seek, like ghost hide n go seek est.
    Crazy games of tag and hide n go seek at dark.
    Bonfires and marshmallows and occasional fireworks.
    Catching bugs like butterflies.
    Making things that mimic stuff that your favorite super heroes and or video games have and pretending.
    Braving thunderstorms, ie playing a game of dare.
    Making recordings of your self and neighbor hood friends acting silly. ( I still have those)
    Probably more.
    Gosh, I really miss those days.

  2. Those were awesome k_tigress! Thank you so much for sharing your list. It made me miss those days too--I really felt it.

    I loved putting up makeshift tents, hide and seek games and trying to stay up as late as possible. Making recordings was fun too. I can keep adding to my list!

  3. Oh man, you covered it all. I so miss the feelings of Summer days of Childhood... Carefree, bliss... Magic.

  4. Thanks Jax. :)

    "Carefree, bliss...magic." That sums it up for sure.


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