Ready for summer


When the temperature swells, you can fight the summer heat by hiding in the air conditioning (we won’t judge) or you can embrace the heat and humidity. Go ahead — pull up your hair, throw on some shorts and flip-flops, and take the gang to the pool or the water park, pack a picnic and enjoy an outdoor theater performance or concert. Fire up the grill for lunch or dinner, sip cocktails on the patio (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?), take a road trip to the lake or teach the kids to camp. The possibilities are endless.
The excitement I used to feel, especially when that final school bell rang, has become a little duller as an adult, but as soon as I step outside and the warm sun kisses my skin, I still lose focus on my responsibilities for the day. Work? Chores? Tackling my to-do list? Nah. I want to lay on a blanket and read a book under a tree. I want to slice up a watermelon and giggle when the juice drips on my chin. I want to savor a perfectly grilled burger and enjoy cold iced tea or beer with my friends. I want to relax by the pool for hours listening to my summer playlist on my iPod.
If I were still a kid I would want to run and jump through the sprinkler or take a running dive on the Slip ‘N Slide. I would chase after the ice cream truck with my friends, my mouth watering just thinking about that orange Push Up or patriotic Bomb Pop. OK, I’ll admit it, I’d still do those things if I didn’t think I’d look silly doing them!
When I think about summer, I can’t help but look back on my childhood and the fun I had at Girl Scout camp, playing in the backyard, taking classes at the rec center, going to the pool, even volunteering at the library (hey, it does get pretty hot out there!). I remember feeling like I had all the time in the world to simply enjoy life … until that sad realization that school was starting again in two weeks.
So this summer, let’s take the time to enjoy our lives and our friends and family while having some fun in the sun. And before you make plans, make sure you read all of our June issue for the hottest swimwear and footwear, guide to summer skincare and makeup, gardening and grilling tips, roundup of the best patios in town, outdoor entertainment options, and humorous and thoughtful essays about trying on swimsuits and fond summer memories.
And even though they may not read this, I don’t want to miss the opportunity to thank all the fathers out there who help their little girls become strong women through their love, support and encouragement. They deserve a big hug for being a dedicated daddy and to know they’ll always hold a special place in our hearts. Happy Father’s Day!


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