Monday, August 4, 2008

childhood summers

I've been reminiscing about the joys of summer when you are a kid. My kids have seemingly been 'on the go' to one place or another ever since we finished school. This week especially is finding me short a kiddo or two at any given time. Then again, later in the week I may find myself with an extra - who knows!! It reminds me of when I used to spend the long summer days playing with my cousins. As evening fell we were so reluctant to part that we would beg our moms to let us spend the night at either one house or the other. I remember the sheer happiness of receiving a 'yes' response!! I thought of that yesterday when Kate called from her best friend's house, asking to stay another night (funny, I got the same call again tonight...) and then later when I noticed Bryce and Anna scheming and doing the exact same thing we did at their age...if one mom says no, try to work the deal the opposite way... "if you can't stay over at my house, maybe I can come to yours..." Well, it worked, and the cousins have been playing together (at least in shifts) for going on 3 days now. I love it. My first reaction is usually a hesitant "Well...", but after I thinking back to my own joyous childhood summers, I thought "Of course, why not?!?! Isn't this what summer's about for a kid anyway!!"

My heart is warmed. :)

2 comments:

Holly said...

Mine too - cause I have those exact same memories!!

Christelle Joy said...

ME TOO ME TOO! I KNOW IM STILL LIKE THE COLLEGE AGE BUT I REALLY MISS KID SUMMERS!