Monday, July 16, 2007


As a child I remember summer being a time when waking up in the morning began with the overwhelming excitement of “Yes, I have 2 ½ months of freedom. This will be the best summer ever”. My mother made sure that my days were filled with activities such as camp, the zoo, the amusement park and just about everything else that would keep me and my friends out of the house. Summer was fun in our home, really fun. The only issue with being so busy was that my 2 ½ months of freedom quickly became only five days, and the excitement of getting out of bed now required effort.

As adults engulfed in our hectic lives we should still be waking up every morning with the excitement we had as children on the first day of summer break. If for any reason we find our selves yearning for the weekend on a Monday morning, maybe it’s time to think about where we are and what we need to be doing to bring back the Summers of long ago.


Jessica said...

True, very true. My husband was already wishing for Friday this morning getting ready for work!

Archie said...

But I have to go mow the grass!
Thanks for the reality check. Now I'm off to find the nearest waterslide! The grass can wait, at least until it's up to Lili's knees.

Tara Marie said...

This is a post after my own we are living the carefree and barefoot summer days in our house right now. I limit the children [well, the ones that I have any say over their routines these baby is going to be 18 next week]

We have a few 'planned' activities....but the bulk of the summer is being bored and having to figure out your own fun.....

They haven't let me down yet, as they are never bored and are having oogles of fun!

Jeff said...

Brother B.

I like the new look on the blog. Very cool. And as usual you hit me with a reality check. I need to think about this one.

Oh, Shoot over to my blog when you get a chance I have passed an award on to you.


Sara said...

I love your writing!! And that is so true! I loved Summer, spent all doy outside playing, in the pool playing, Those were the days!

BStrong said...

Jessica - Time to take a trip to the nearest water park.

Archie - Happy mowing:) Stay tuned for another check soon.

Tara marie - Sounds like fun. Is there room for one more at your table?

Jeff - We should compare notes. Thanks for the Award.

Sara - You're making me blush, stop it; please don't.

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Aviva loves getting up Monday knowing she is going to camp and getting to swim and have fun with her friends.

I am enjoying my A/C and the quietness of my house. Way to hot for me outside!