Why We Love Summer


If the seasons were people, Fall would be the attractive, clean-cut, sophisticated one. Winter is just be a cold-hearted bitch that everyone just wants to go away. Spring is cute and playful and can be pretty fun. But, summer? Summer is a freaking party animal.

Everyone loves summer. People are so much happier when summer comes around. It's the season completely devoted to leisure and good times with the people you love. Summer is so much more laid back and you can get away with shit you just can't during the colder months.

For example, if during the winter you let your kids eat freezepops for dinner, you're a crappy parent. But in the summer, it's all good. Same goes for drinking. There really isn't a time of day too early during the summer to start throwing them back. Day drinking is so much more socially acceptable this time of year. I mean in my circle, it's actually encouraged.

And what goes better with some cold brews than say, cheeseburgers? Or steak tips? Or corn on the cob? Or any other type of food you can cook on a grill? Summer eating is the best. You don't even have to feel guilty about all of the extra calories you consume either. We're so much more active in the summer.

Being outside, running around, swimmin'. I for one love when people pick me up in the pool and see how weightless I am. You literally drop like a hundred pounds instantly. And you know what else? Cellulite looks way less like cottage cheese when it's tan.

Everyone looks better with some color. You don't even need to wear make-up. I figure I'm about one or two more beach days away from the point that my freckles have actually meshed together and I could pass for being bronzed. And what's better than a day at the beach? Everybody loves the beach. What other activities can you think of that you and your kids have shared appreciation for, other than like, not doing homework?

And that's another reason why summer rocks. There's no school. Sure the children can be kind of, um, annoying. But that's nothing that you can't tune out by cranking some music while enjoying a margarita or two. I'll gladly take the extra noise over studying for spelling tests or packing lunches or making sure they have clean clothes to wear any day.

Laundry? I don't even do it anymore. It's bathing suit season kids. Now get out of the house. What other time of year can you do virtually no housework and keep a house so clean? Really there's just no reason for them to ever come inside, other than to sleep and bathe and if I'm being honest, I just mean sleep. A jump in the pool should suffice, right?

Bonfires and the smell of Coppertone. What's not to love?

Summer. So hot right now.