Just a few things I’d like to remember about this summer. Our summer.
This life, right now.
:: All my shirts have purple stains on the left shoulder (something to do with mulberries, little hands, a baby hoisted on my left hip.)
:: A goldfinch found our sunflowers! What a lovely song he has.
:: A $4 sprinkler was arguably the best investment we made all summer.
:: Moon flowers. Cool.
:: Evenings spent in the company of Foyle
:: Firefly walks.
:: There are many cottonwood trees in this area, and when Adeline first saw their seeds floating down, she exclaimed, “Look! Wild fuzz!”
:: Our first time at the Sioux River Folk Festival. But definitely not our last!!
:: Daddy-daughter brewing.
:: I wish it hadn’t taken me half of summer to remember that little tent stashed away in the closet. Oh, well. They are loving it now.
A few things I wouldn’t mind forgetting about this summer:
— Adeline being stung by a wasp (and her ensuing fear of all flying insects)
–My near constant refrain of “Don’t push your sister! Don’t kick your sister! Be gentle with your sister!” Oh, I think back on my own poor mother’s attempts to make me and my sister get along, and I know I deserve this one.
–The sugar ants that wouldn’t leave.
— Summer laundry. Wet clothes, dirty clothes, muddy clothes. Swimsuits, beach towels, picnic blankets. Sand in the bed sheets. Socks full of mulberry juice. Outfits covered in watermelon cherry plum drips. Oy.
The good of summer is certainly outweighing the bad. As far as I’m concerned, summer can stick around for a whole lot longer!