There are lots of sounds associated with summer.
The ice cream truck.
Early morning birds.
The crack of the bat and the smack of the ball hitting the catcher’s mitt.
There’s even a song of the summer each year.
But I think my favorite sound, and one I just heard (and hence prompted this post), is the sound of kids laughing and playing outside.
Especially once the sun goes down.
I remember 20-25 years ago when our kids would play Hide and Seek or Ghosts in the Graveyard or basketball under a spotlight, and how much fun they seemed to have.
As I sit here now, with our windows open, I can hear another generation of kids doing the same thing.
It’s nice to see some traditions continue, especially at a time when so many things are not like they used to be.
So three cheers to the wonderful sounds of summer.
And don’t ask me what Ghosts in the Graveyard is, I just remember our kids loved playing it…
*image from Pinterest