Today's Wonder of the World is...Summertime!
Flickr photo by fourcotts
Summertime, and the living is easy...
At least for Tanner the Slobber Dog.
Life's always pretty easy for that silly rascal. As long as he's willing to wear people shirts.
Can you tell by that photo that our summer is now in full swing? It started yesterday at high noon, with a sleepover blitz I like to call Testosterone Gone Wild, G version.
So far we've inhaled a year's full of smoke at the bowling alley (bringing back blissful memories of French cafes-- I have to admit I liked it,) eaten pizza, had our own version of World Wrestling Entertainment Smackdown (I just watched and trembled,) ridden bikes, played ball, sloshed batter all over my kitchen while making cupcakes, spray painted a stick, and hooked I don't know how many extension cords together to reach all the way to the tree house.
May I go on vacation now?
I know what I'll do. I'll make a list of some of the things I want to do this summer while the kids are home with me.
That might bring me peace. Perhaps. I hope.
So what if I don't get as much of my writing work done as usual.
At least summer comes with orange push ups.
Flickr photo by melissann
And wading in streams.
Flickr photo by Nathaniel Reinhart
(Doesn't that photo make you want to get your feet wet? Bravo, Nathaniel!)
And losing myself in good books.
This is the next one up on my list. Has anybody read it yet?
Summer's also the time I get to go to see my relatives in Kentucky!
Hey Patrick and Jacob, my two sweet little cousins who are now all grown up even though I refuse to believe it. In my mind you will always be sticky from watermelon juice, sitting on that stump on my granddaddy's farm.
Summertime also gives us home grown tomatoes!
See, they're coming right along now.
Summer is about the only time I watch movies.
I want to see that one next.
Summer's also a great time to teach my kids things. This summer I plan to teach Ben that I will no longer do his laundry. I plan to teach Sarah to cook our dinner twice a week. And I plan to teach Sam to say Yes Ma'am and No Ma'am. Somehow he never has caught on to that, and it's tres importante in these parts.
(By the way, would someone please tell me how to type the e in tres with an accent? I've tried doing ALT138 and blogger just has a fit. I'm finally tired of feeling like a numbskull.)
I also intend on doling out some highbrow TV education. In small doses, of course. We don't want their brains to rot. I'll sandwich the shows between starfish dissections and lectures on hydrogen bonding. Ha ha.
For Sam? Bewitched! He'll love Uncle Arthur and Dr. Bombay.
And for Ben, MASH.
Northern Exposure! That one is for me too. I adore that show.
And for my sweet husband, no TV. He watches enough on the History channel.
He'd prefer this instead.
Flickr photo by AmandaCowell
So what are your plans and projects for the summer? Any suggestions?
I wish you lots of strawberry shortcake.
Have a wonder-full Friday and a super weekend, y'all!