Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fireflies in a Baby Food Jar

and other summer time memories...


Copyright 2018 World of Writer Mom



Summer time as a child felt like the release of a long breath after diving into the deep end of a pool. It was inhaling deeply upon coming back to the surface and looking up to the sun. There was this feeling of being released from winter's wrath, school days, and the pressures of homework when you'd rather play.  Summer time was magic, and felt like it would never end.  Sometimes I have a need to remember those moments, and  realize my children deserve these stress free times too. 
 Here are some of the things I loved as a child...



1. The sound of morning, unhurried, as you slowly awaken and 
realize there is no hurry to get to school.



2. Dressing in shorts, t-shirts, and sandals instead of the school 
uniform blue plaid jumper over a crisp, white, peter pan collar 
blouse.  That red criss-cross tie...enough said.



3.  Filling the red Kool-Aid canteen (ordered by mail) with water 
and riding all over the neighborhood on a banana seat bike with the 
weird handlebars. 



4. Swim lessons at the local school where you challenged yourself 
to see how far you could swim to earn your certificate.  



5. Going to the park where you could play forever on the swings
 and slides while your dad played basketball with whomever was 
on the court at the time. 



6.  Collecting aluminum cans so they could  be recycled for a little
 extra spending money.  One summer, we filled garbage bags with 
beer cans collected from the local park after ball games.  The entire 
garage smelled like stale beer, but my parents still let us do it.  It
 was a great day when we loaded up those bags and took them to 
the recycling center.



 7. Walking to the 7-11 for slurpees (icee drinks) with my siblings.
 That money from those recycled beer cans had to be spent!


8.  Weekly trips to the library where we loaded up on books. There
 was never a shortage of adventures and imagination thanks to 
reading all summer!


9.  Late nights (at least to us) where we played outside until the 
street lights came on. Collecting lightening bugs in baby food jars 
helped us learn about science, nature, and that lightening bugs 
really do need to be freed before going to bed. (They are not, in 
fact, a night light. But as a kid, you wish you could take them to 
your room and watch them until you fall asleep.)


10.  Falling asleep to the sound of crickets and a fan whirring 
near an open window (because we didn't have air conditioning) 
after a bath and clean jammies
 That feeling on contentment was 
priceless.  Only we didn't realize it at the time.


Life isn't perfect. There are moments when you wonder how your family ever got through things as a child. 
 Then as an adult you have those same concerns about making it through those tough times.  
That is when it helps to remember the pleasant, peaceful, childhood memories.
 (Like summer time, carefree, fireflies in a baby jar kind of moments.)



Wishing all of you a week of adventures, solutions to your challenges, answers to your prayers and
"Fireflies in a Baby Food Jar"
Summer Memories!


Copyright 2018 World of Writer Mom

Kindest Wishes,
~Mary 


Today's Recommendation:

Chocolate and Champagne
(for a more grown up Summer Memory)


 

6 comments:

  1. I love this! It's good to remember all those summertime memories. Some for me are running to the ice cream truck, playing in the hose because it's hot and there's no pool, chalk houses on the driveway, trips to the library, etc.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yes! We did those things! And if the neighbor had a slip n' slide everyone was invited! It's fun to reminisce. Little did we know how much we'd treasure those moments.

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  2. I love this! It may inspire a post myself of childhood things I loved.

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    1. That would be awesome! I'd love to read that!

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  3. Reading your childhood memory list really took me back to my own. Such a sweet post, thank you!

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    1. You're so welcome! I appreciate your time and comment! Wishing you a beautiful summer of 2018!

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