Summer Mothering

Summer mothering is the most fun.

Summer is all about simplicity, and laughter, and sunshine.

It means simply donning sun hats and sandals and bounding out the door.

It means kissing wet cheeks emerging from under water.

It means catching wet bodies jumping from the dock.

It means holding hands made sticky from popsicles and ice cream.

It means digging, and running, and hair-tousling.

It means capturing childhood moments of peace and joy and discovery.

And it means remembering during those bitter January days.