Aug 15, 201207:55 PMChina Mom
Oh, summertime – how I hate you…please don’t go! That pretty much sums up my love/hate relationship with this season.
I have this romantic notion about summer: visions of lazy days spent lounging on a hammock with a book, dinners on the back patio, picnics, weekends spent by the pool.
Then I walk outside and I’m hit in the face with reality. First there’s the scorching heat that sends me scurrying back inside to my air-conditioned comfort. Then there are the mosquitoes that attack the minute we set foot in our backyard.
So, instead of the hammock, we spent our lazy days on the couch, ate dinner in the dining room and eventually gave up even going to the pool because even the water was too hot.
But then, one glorious day, the heat broke and summer just…happened. Suddenly we weren’t so miserable outside. We went to the pool – we went to the zoo and we didn’t melt! I found myself wondering why we didn't do those things more often and then I remembered - oh, yeah...it was 180 degrees!
It was so wonderful and it lasted a whole week because school starts tomorrow!
I'm really going to miss summer now that it's here. But not the mosquitos. I'll never miss them.