My Tribute To Long Lost Childhood Summers
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My Tribute To Long Lost Childhood Summers

Let's Go Back To The Days Of Bonfires, Sleeping Until Ten, And Ghosts In The Graveyard

My Tribute To Long Lost Childhood Summers

Remember the days where summer consisted of playgrounds, pools, and playing ghosts in the graveyards?

When bonfire smoke become your new perfume, and s'mores became a part of your diet?

When watching three movies in a day was part of a normal day?

When sleeping in until the o'clock was part of your normal routine?

When you were cool if you had super soakers and a slip n' slide?

When going to the beach, building sandcastles, and burying people in the sand was something to check off the summer bucket list?

When there were no worries of waking up early for work the next morning? And more importantly, when you daily plans included who to hang out with next, and where you were going to ride your bike.

Looking back on it, the wishes of being able to go back and relive those summers come in no short supply. As I wake up every morning for work at 6:45am and cram all of those summer plans into Saturdays and Sundays, I would give anything to go back to the days of asking my mom of ice cream money when I hear that insanely catchy, yet annoying song.

I would give anything to go back to the days of playing imaginary games in the pool, swinging on the swing set, and watching movies. Riding my bike across town to get a 49 cent cone from McDonald's, making sure I'm home before dark.

Those days where my friends and I sat and pondered what to do, the world being our oyster, yet deciding that we were content doing nothing. Those days where waking up early was exciting because the days was full of fun activities. Those were the days when hanging out with a group of many friends was "the cool" thing to do, and groups of seven were what was needed. And finally, those days where there were no worries, no responsibilities, nothing to stress about.

The days of a childhood summer seemed to be endless in that moment, however, counting down the days of freedom before going back to school shopping.

Playing catch in the backyard, spending time in the sun, and swimming in a pool, come less and less as more and more work hours encroach on a what used to be relaxing summer.

Don't get me wrong, the money is nice, but sometimes the chance to relive a childhood summer is just what I need, what everyone needs.

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