and playing in the pool/yard with friends
and dancing around the playroom in panties (the oppressive heat means no one ever gets cold....EVER)
It means drinking out of the hose because lets face it...it just tastes better. Juice? Sippy cup? Heck no mommy! Gimme a swig of that refreshing water that has to travel through that nasty hose that sat in the yard unused all winter long....
It means backyard barbecues with good friends
and it means getting to dress your kids up in fun, festive Fourth of July attire (even if it only stayed on for 30 minutes until they were traded in for swim suits)
I used to dread summers in the south....but I think they are maybe, kinda startin to grow on me.