My Kind of Average

Summer to Me

I need to clean my room. It’s a problem. So I poured myself a second cup of coffee anddecided to write a blog post instead.
Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer, and it made me stop and think about what comes to mind when I think of this time of year. Growing up in the South, humidity and high temperatures are toward the top of the list, but there’s so much more I associate with this time of year…

  • Stargazing
  • Watermelon
  • Reading by the pool
  • Bare feet
  • Cool grass in the evenings
  • Rocking on the front porch, watching the sun set
  • Summer freckles
  • Tan skin (“tan” being a relative term, of course)
  • Ice cream trucks
  • Shorts and t-shirts
  • Beach trips
  • Windows down, volume up driving through the middle of nowhere
  • Slip ‘n slides and water balloon fights
  • Lake days
  • The tropical smell of sunscreen
  • Late nights
  • Grilling
  • Thunderstorms
  • After dinner walks through the neighborhood
  • The smell of fresh-cut grass
  • Camp fires and s’mores
  • Fireworks
  • A chance to breathe

I could go on, but I want to stop and ask: What about you? What sweet memories or traditions do you associate with summertime?
Let me know in the comments!

~ Anna


2 thoughts on “Summer to Me”

  1. Sleeping in & staying up late(r)…
    The smell of chlorinated pools…
    Snow cones…
    Beach air and the repetition of bubbly waves…
    Grilling out…
    Road trips…
    Museums and parks with all my kids…

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