things I like about summer

no bed times (until camp starts)
no getting up times (see above)
no commute to any where
games of Manhunt all over the neighborhood in the dark
taking six (!!!) kids to the beach and sailing (my two, a sleepover friend, plus three neighbors)
how cool the air is in the night (mostly) with the fan organized just right
more fireflies
fresh veggies from the garden (not mine – black thumbs – but the local CSA is across the street)
the smell of the first cut of hay
sailing a tiny boat in a tiny pond
driving around with all the windows open

Happy 4th of July for other USans
Happy Summer for the rest of you in the Northern Hemisphere
Happy mid winter for those of you in the antipodes