Sun Kissed and Sweet

It's that time of year...pool time. My children are so upset to learn that the pool has been open for a few weeks and I neglected to mention it. There's a reason for that. Pool season around here lasts a long time...especially for the moms.

Sunday, my husband took the kids to the pool so that I could get a few things done around the house. I don't know how long it's been since I've been alone in my own house, and with the advent of summer vacation, it's going to be a while before it happens again. It was HEAVEN.

The best part? When they all got home, smelling of chlorine and sunscreen. Mmmm...yummy. Their lips were blue, the hair was wild, eyes a little red...but the cheeks were just a little pink, the eyes were sparkly, the skin slightly damp and cool to the touch. You know the way freshly bathed babies feel?

Delicious. Simply scrumptious. I wanted to hold on tight and let myself be enveloped by sweet smell of summertime kids.

But the 8-year-old is not much for hugging, and so the 4-year-old isn't either. Little Meems was torn between wanting mommy hugs and wanting to investigate what her brothers were up to.

Sigh. Oh well. Like I said, it's a long pool season. By the end of it, I just might be sick of the smell of summer.

Until next year...


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