It’s already Thursday, yay for short weeks! I’m linking up with Penny’s Passion for Thinking Out Loud. Today I’m thinking about summer memories. Seeing Ollie play in his kiddie pool on July 4th stirred some nostalgia.
First up, here’s Ollie in his kiddie pool. He was pretty dang happy as you can see!
And now in Throwback Thursday style, here’s me in my old kiddie pool.
Oh summer. Remember when you were a kid and on hot days there was nothing better than your pool or running through the sprinkler? How the days seemed like they would never end, but they always went by so fast? I remember eating ice cream mixed with Nestle Quik and a little milk to make a milkshake in the evenings. I remember riding my bike around my parents block over and over again every day. I was lucky to have a playhouse in my backyard and I spent hours with my cousins and friends playing not just things like “house” but we also played “store” and “restaurant”. I had a playground across the street and the play structure there was nothing fancy, but to us it was a castle, a pirate ship, a fire station or a hospital. At night I can remember falling asleep while it was still light out, sun kissed and freshly bathed and excited to do it all over again the next day.
I miss the innocence of being a kid in the summertime – but I am so thankful I get to do it all over again with Ollie. I think that is one of the biggest gifts of parenthood, we get to relive our childhood just a little bit. And I plan to give him as many summer memories as I can so he can look back fondly himself someday.