Children adore summer more than anyone I know. As we become adults with obligations summer can sometimes lose its sparkle. Even gardeners have problems as the days become hot and humid. The flowers need constant watering if none comes from the heavens. I really start to complain when I feel I must stay inside with air conditioning.
But children dream of forever days without school. Endless times to enjoy doing what they wish. I remember as a child thinking summer lasted forever. I believe my grandsons think the same. In my family we always dreamed of going to the beach. My parents loved the beach and passed that love to their children. All six of us packed into our 1955 Desoto and headed to the beach every summer for a least a week. When I think of all the things my parents hauled there for us I am astounded. We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies as we headed down US 60 to our favorite beach. My aunts and uncles and cousins would all stay in cottages nearby. I tell you it was heaven for us. I would live at the beach if I could. Of course one wonders if one lived there would it also become old hat.
This week we headed to a resort in Williamsburg where we all gathered to enjoy some time together. The younger grands still have that sparkle that I recall from days gone by. I love being reminded of this.
Children also remind me of their endless energy. Thank goodness their Dad was there to take up the slack when Boo and Bear were tired. Our oldest grandson was there as well, but he's not the water lover these guys are.
These boys enjoyed countless hours in the pool indoors and out, played putt-putt golf, Foosball, ping pong and indoor games of German Checkers. Our oldest grandson wanted to go to Busch Gardens so we picked the coolest day of the week, only a high of 89 degrees! We all enjoyed seeing them enjoy themselves. I must admit I was happy when they said they had done everything they wanted and wanted to go back to the resort.
Making memories together is so important. Family is my world. I'm so happy that my world is not what I read and see on television. Yes, I am concerned for all that happens around us and realize we are not immune. We must make our corner of the world a better place for the sake of our children and our children's children.