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In our household, summertime means warm lazy weekend mornings and happy afternoons grilling with friends. It means cutting Hank loose along the creek in the evening and wondering if the baby needs sunblock on the drive home. It means talking to neighbors as the day cools off and tasting stone fruit at the farmer’s market.
But more than anything, more than sweltering heat and dead lawns, more than sweaty naps and ice-cold water, summertime for our family means picnics. It means baking macaroni as Donald drives home from work. It means packing plastic plates and napkins into a bag. It means laughing together on a blanket as the sun sinks in the sky.
And sometimes, it means grabbing Daddy’s finger to go exploring even though you don’t need help at all.
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