While summer technically only began two days ago, it’s felt like summer since the kids got out of school and the temperatures have stayed consistently above 60 degrees. Here are five of my favorite things about summertime! It’s a bit tough to narrow the list to five. Even lightning bugs didn’t make the cut.
With fewer (if any) pairs of blue jeans in the wash, loads are smaller and lighter. No sweat shirts, no pants, and praise God, fewer socks. Despite the fact that summer trips to the swimming pool mean more towels, I will take summer laundry over winter laundry any day.
Since my husband built us a beautiful patio with landscaping, we eat outside every chance we get. We invested in a table large enough for our family of six plus company, and finally found a large, sturdy umbrella. Not only do we enjoy dinner outside each night (unless it’s raining) but weekend breakfasts and many lunches are eaten outside as well. Our outdoor dining space is much, much nicer than taking meals in our cluttered, overcrowded dining room.
I know lots of moms hate Daylight Savings Time, but I’m not one of them. I’ll take a few days of kids with altered sleep schedules in exchange for long, drawn-out summer evenings. I treasure the hours or minutes spent watching the kids play in the yard after dinner, occasionally enjoying an adult beverage while I do so.
Fresh Summer Fruits & Vegetables
The summer produce is beautiful and bountiful this year, and I enjoy preparing dinners made with the delicious contents of our CSA box.
We’re plenty busy in the summer, but the busyness is according to our whims, not a pre-ordained schedule. No organized sports and minimal lessons of any sort. Lots of time is spent outdoors and at the library. Life is always better when we’re spending time in nature. And, or course, with books.
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What are your favorite things about summer?
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