summer lovin’ had me a blast,
summer lovin’ happened so fast…
remember when olivia & john sang these words in grease??!? ahhhh! summer, you little tease! we wait with baited anticipation for your arrival, imagining lots of fun and downtime, but then we busy ourselves with camps and way too many plans to actually enjoy you. before we know it, it’s time to go back to the grind and we aren’t even rested. well after much deliberation, this family is going retro and bringing back the lazy days of summer…welll at least for the month of june.
so how are we going to do that? for one we are keeping june mostly unscheduled. of course the operative word is “mostly!” hubby has his “day job,” i.e. his daily round of golf. dancing daughter has technique and acro classes. tennis-playing daughter has lessons and clinics (some with me), and my little athlete is doing a football camp, but that’s it. well…sort of. at any rate, the idea is to keep a lot of down time, where the kids can jump in the pool and just hang out at home. even if they’d like to have a friend or two over, we might be able to make that happen (with some other spontaneous friends).
speaking of spontaneous friends. gone are the days of stopping by, eh? no one ever stops by our house with an, “oh, hey. we were just in the neighborhood and thought we’d see what you were up to.” now, everything is so formal and scheduled: ”let’s put something on the calendar,” everyone says. sometimes it happens but not always. well, don’t be surprised if we stop by on you this summer, in the name of summer lovin. don’t worry, we’ll call from down the street, to give you a chance to tidy the living room. also, perhaps we won’t come empty-handed. isn’t the photo of the bucket of ice pops a super cute idea? (from eighteen25.blogspot.com via interest) maybe we’ll bring something like that, or maybe just a bottle of wine.
summer lovin’ also means enjoying simple pleasures: lemonade, sipped through a straw, from a mason jar; alfresco dining, followed by a fireside chat; a game of catch or tag, played out in the yard; a good book–read poolside; a leisurely bike ride and yes, maybe even a midday nap. can you picture it?
ahhhh! who am i kidding? i’m as busy as ever…so much so, it took me four days to finish this post. alas, a girl can dream, can’t she? especially if she had that canopy bed in a forest . simply enchanting. absolutely charming.