summer love/hate

What I like about summer:

  • swim team practices (and the moms who share in carpooling the boys back/forth)
  • fruit in season and the sales upon it - nectarines, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries
  • 4th of July
  • the smell of water from the hose when it hits the pavement (always makes me think of my childhood)
  • easy schedules
  • summer rainstorms
  • popsicles
  • catching fireflies (and then letting them go)
  • having some time to teach my kids something new
  • what the kids smell like when they come in from playing outside: something like sunscreen, grass clippings, hose water, and kid-sweat
  • the stack of books that are waiting for me to read them
  • the free Six Flags tickets the school gives out to the kids who meet their reading goals
  • short haircuts

What I don't like:

  • heat
  • humidity
  • every summer I buy a cool, summery white shirt, and it's ruined within 2 days of its purchase (it actually made it to 3 days this year - still a bummer)
  • vacuuming up piles and piles of shed dog fur
  • no time of day to go on a run when it's not hot/humid
  • kids who don't get out of the pool when it's time to go
  • strange comments about my new short haircut ("Mom, you look like Willy Wonka.")

  • my inability to take a good picture of myself (that's actually year-round; not just summer)


Janet said...

Kids say the darndest things don't they?! I like your short haircut. I'm debating on cutting mine too...I just can't decide. I think your hair looks great and it's probably a lot easier to take care of, yeah summer!

beckbot said...

Love the short hair, J. I also love the expression on your face. It looks something like, "I am NOT Willy Wonka and I will stand up proudly with the ranks of women with stylish bobs, thank you very much!"