Monday, September 06, 2010

Cloud Watching

I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend. Since it is Labor Day it normally marks the end of summer. And it just reminds me of how fast time is going by these days. I had to push my kids out the door to get them to go play outside this summer, and that includes swimming in the pool. It seems they have always got a video game they are playing anymore. I remember when I was little we would be out the door as soon as we got up and didn't come home until it was time to eat. We rode bikes everywhere, we played kick the can and hide and seek in the corn field. We would roller skate on the basketball court and since everyone didn't have a pool like they do now we ran through a sprinkler! Yes, I said sprinkler. My kids don't even know what that is. And some times we would just lay around and watch the clouds go by to see what shapes they would turn into. Oh how I wish things could slow down like that again. The lazy days of summer, when even when it rained there was puddle splashing. And it didn't matter if you where wet, dirty or even bare foot back in those days it was perfectly fine. Now maybe I am just a country bumpkin and they did things different in town but that is how I remember summer. Swinging on a swing set and leaning back with my eyes closed so that I could let the sun warm my face. How sweet it was. And you can still catch me stopping on a nice day, with the puffy white clouds against the blue sky, leaning my head back with my arms stretched out letting the sun warm my face. And being ever so thankful that God made such a beautiful world.


  1. Loved your post! Those were the good ol' days huh?
    My grandson and I were looking at the clouds today. I thought they looked like shaving cream and he said "no's whipped cream!"

  2. very cute Tina, I thought this one looked like an elephant but the kids didn't. They need to use their imagination more I think to see some of the shapes.