Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's Still Summer! And I Can Prove It.

Illustration by Garth Williams for the cover of A Cricket in Times Square, written by George Selden

20 pieces of evidence:

1.  A cricket has moved into the kitchen. It chirps all the time, except when we go into the kitchen. Then it is silent until we leave again.

2. The kids sleep until 8:30, then they play until breakfast.

3. There's still time to camp, still weather to camp and we just fixed that tail light.

4. Sneakers, no socks.

5. I think one of the kids wore pajamas all day yesterday.

6. The cicadas are yelling at each other all night: "How about that heat?" "Did you see the sun today?" "I'm loving this tall grass."

7. Still time to read The Great Gatsby. It's only about 200 pages long, depending on what version you have.

8. Blueberries on cereal.

9. T-shirts after dark.

10. The smell of cut grass.

11. Ice cream every day, and sometimes twice a day.

12. Fewer rules. See above.

13. More time at the dinner table and more to talk about.

14. Still haven't shopped for summer clothes.

15. Flip flops.

16. Too hot to go into town.

17. Family trip still on the horizon.

18. Kids kicking off the covers.

19. Waiting for the breeze of an oscillating fan to come your way.

20. Steamed lobster, corn on the cob, baked potato, butter and beer.

One more day! Make it last! 

“Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of the fans.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 7

The perfect summer read.


  1. And still sweating! There are several days left indeed, enjoy them just like you'll enjoy the days of fall.