Aaahhh summertime. The endless days of fun and play. Bike rides, swing sets, camping, baseball, swimming, you name it. All those fun outside activities you daydream about during the school year.
But as the heat wave continues, the day dreams fade and I’m racking my brain to think of things to do indoors, away from the 100+ weather. Naps anyone? My kids, on the other hand, were thinking….water, plastic and momentum.
Yesterday they broke out the old superman slip and slide. I was never a fan. I’m a neat freak and scared of getting hurt. These two knuckleheads aren’t phased at all about running full speed towards a deathly slippery device and throwing themselves on it while collecting bruises, grass, and mud in various places. While I’m not going to participate in the drippy mess, I’m more than happy to document it.
This is what pure joy looks like….
When I watch them experience this and see these faces, it makes me both happy and sad. I’m so happy that I have been able to give my children this innocence, this happy childhood, these lifetime memories. It makes me a little sad, because I know there are children out there not being provided this same start in life. It makes we want to hug them a little more, a little harder….and then spray them with a hose!