Summers always feel nostalgic for me. Carnivals, snow cones, running through sprinklers, the smell of citronella, swimming, and long lazy days always take me right back to my childhood.
There is so much that I miss about those summers, but these are the things I long for the most. Minus the three month break from school. So earlier this week I tried a few. The watermelon was tasty, the popsicles were messy, the tree climbing was way harder than I remember. I reminisced about all the hours spent on my bike (I still ride the same one I rode as a kiddo).
Who is hoarding all the kickballs? I couldn’t find a one, although after a bike ride and a failed attempt at climbing a tree…I can’t say I looked too hard.
I also forgot how when you grab the hose to drink from, the water comes out boiling hot for the first couple seconds. Oh hey third degree mouth burns. Can’t call that enjoyable, but hey once the water chilled down it was just as tasty as I remembered. I might hold onto that one and call it a habit.
The only thing I couldn’t get to was Capture the Flag. Couldn’t find enough
players ahem willing participants. Anyone wanna play? Meet ya at the park in ten, I’ll grab my bike.
What do you miss from childhood summers?
Have you climbed a tree lately?
Have you tried the watermelon Oreos?
Tim wants me to mention that he begged me to change my graphic to “Anyone have a time machine?” but I said I gots to do what I gots to do dude. He knows proper English, but I am too gangster for all that.
I miss playing tag, catching fireflies and playing in the rain.
Ohhhhh fireflies! That was the best….and you would beg your mom to save you jars or my favorite was yogurt cups with holes poked in them!!!
ANd those dandelion crowns and necklaces, forgot about those too 🙂
That image for capture the flag cracks me up!
I did a lot of kickball, riding my bike, and – in my early teen years – chugging Mountain Dew. Very healthy, I know. Aside from having a massive break, I think I miss having time to just hang out… no agenda, no pressure, no time constraints except being home for dinner! Like wake up late-ish and figure out your plans that day, chill, watch The Price is Right while eating breakfast, walk or ride your bike to your friends’ houses, and play all day. The life!
RIGHT! The childhood freedom and SO MUCH TIME with friends….it was the best 🙂
LOL, too funny. We also used to brew Sun Tea on the front stoop in a huge jar that would get boiling hot in the sun, but nothing tasted better.
Catching fireflies in plastic containers was always another fun summer activity. Of course, unlike me, my brother was a bit of a jerk and thought the best part was shaking up all those fireflies and “giving them a headache.”
Hahaha this is terrible but we thought it was funny to be cruel to crickets. We would stick them on barbwire and throw them in campfires. I am a horrible person 🙁
Ohhhhh Sun Tea sounds amazing, I need to yell at my parents! How come I never got Sun Tea haha.
What fun ideas! My list would include spending hours playing in the creek and going to the book mobile or library to get a pile of mysteries to read.
Ohhhh my gosh…the book mobile! I completely forgot about the book mobile 🙂