it IS that time. and how how i have longed for it, no, pined for it! the mixed smell of sweat and salt and suntan lotion perpetually on my skin. the sun smell in my kids hair. the long days. my bandana becoming an integral part of my everyday attire (great way to hide my bed head or beach head ) who has time for hair now? not me. i have sand holes to dig, pirate treasure to find and burry and refind, popsicles to clean up, kids to bathe for the third time today, or heck hose off, that is quicker. the sprinkler and the squeals that go with it. sandals, oh the sandals, BE GONE wool socks!!! tan lines, bring it on you are welcome here. the sounds and smell of the ocean. it is all good. it is fleeting here yes, but it is very very good when the sun is shining.