(^Photo credit^: My brother)
Ok, summer is not my thing. The heat, the bugs… but mostly the heat.
(I’m not really sure why, but for some reason I do not handle it well.) During the hot days, all I want to do is curl up in our chilly basement with a book! However, there are things that I enjoy. So my sister told me to make a list of ten things I love about summer! I’m not sure if I can get to ten, but eh, we’ll see. 😉
[My brother when he saw this post… trying to imitate me: “One thing I love about summer…. is the end.” 🤣 Yes, so accurate!!!!]
This is the first one on my list because it’s awesome. If swimming in the lake wasn’t a thing, I’m pretty sure I’d live in Siberia right now.
2. Going Camping with Family
Camping is SO. MUCH. FUN. Late nights, tents, food over the fire, fishing on the lake… it’s so special. And great bonding time with the family. I mean, yeah, it’s not always perfect, but it’s so worth it.
3. Bible Camp
Every year since I was in grade three, I’ve been going to a bible camp a few hours away. Every summer for eight years! Last year was my first time being a counselor, and it was AWESOME! I always get so excited for it!
4. Iced Capps
Anybody else?? These things are like… magical drinks from heaven! (I mean, they’re also poison to our body, but…) A trip to Tim Hortons during a hot day always lifts my spirits. Also, last year I got a recipe to make our own, so that’s been super fun!
5. Outside Games with Friends
We always have friends and cousins over to play games like Peek Around the Corner and Prisoners Base. We get sweaty and out of breath, and then we go hop in the lake to cool down. Those are always fun moments.
My brothers sometimes play baseball at the diamond, so then I bike over to watch them play (not often, though—biking makes me exhausted 😝)
This is always a blast. It’s so nice to go out in the evening and cool off, because honestly the heat gets to me. But tubing is so awesome! (A little scary, but that’s the fun part… most of the time. ;)) And sometimes we go out on the boat early in the morning and catch fish to eat for breakfast. Livin’ off the land, eh?
8. The Beautiful Plants Everywhere
Everything is so vibrant in the summer! Green, pink, white! My favourite plant would have to be the crab-apple trees. They taste amazing. 🤩 And they’re super sour, so I always pucker up! 😜
Ok, I miss hockey SO much in the summer, but basketball can be fun too. Baseball… not as much. I sorta had a bad experience with that sport and now I’m scared of the ball haha.😝 Anyway, in the summer I can sometimes convince my brothers to play a game of 21 (basketball) with me. Of course, I only win like 4% of the time, but it’s still enjoyable!
10. The Beach
Our beaches here aren’t incredible, but they are definitely worth having. The days where it’s really hot and a bunch of families meet up at the beach with lunch and swimsuits and little kids… *sighs* Ok now I’m just getting wistful. Whose idea was this, anyway?? Oh, right, my sister’s. Because I complain about summer too much. 🤦♀️ Anywhooo… the beach is very fun. Well worth it.
That’s my list! I hope my sister approves. 😉 I love my winter, with the gorgeous snowflakes and skating and everything, but summer is also nice. And besides, if I had winter all the time I’d probably get sick of it. (Probably is the key word.) Siberia still sounds tempting, though. 😉
What do you guys think? What’s your favourite thing about summer and what are you looking forward to most?