By: Danny Thomas
sunblock and bug spray
popsicles and bike rides
steam and sweat
the ice cream man
ice cream sandwiches
eyes that sting – from sun, and chlorine…
days filled with games and play and arts and crafts
and music outside
bar b q’s potato salad and chips
pool time and water play
squirt gun fights and water balloon wars…
itchy skin from grass and sweat and sunshine…
some of the things that
–and luckily even with all the busy-ness that comes from
moving, and working, and being in theatrical productions–
my wife and I have been able to provide for our girls…
I find it strange how it becomes important to expose our kids to some of the things we had, and how we don’t want them to be exposed to some of the things we experienced, and how we discern that… and how they will find their own way, no matter what, and be exposed to things we can’t imagine, but some of these things, these summer things, just seem to make up the fabric of my character and it makes me immeasurably happy to be able to experience them again with my kids.
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