I love summer. Probably even more than LFO loved summer.
And my love has grown even stronger with the addition of kids. Sidewalk chalk, toddlers rocking bathing suits, minimal zipping and buttoning of outwear – adorable and easy and glorious.
Give me all the summer.
BUT, I do have a small bone to pick with parenthood summer. A bone best picked in song.
Ella and George will provide us the background music and I hope they’ll forgive me for some lyrical adjustments.
Birds are singin’, waking kids up at dawn
Oh, your daddy’s tired and your ma is slow blinkin’
So hush, little baby, how ’bout some TV?
And you’ll sleep till 6:30, and we’ll snooze with the dark sky
But till that morning, we’ll be ready for lunch by 7
With daddy and mommy sleep walkin’ by
And you’ll get some crayons and you’ll sit quietly by
But till that morning, you’ll have pressing A.M. questions
While daddy and mommy silently cry
Sun is shining’ in the too early sky
Oh, your daddy needs sleep and your mama is draggin’
So hush, little baby, more blackout curtains we’ll buy