With the beginning of summer, it's hard not to reminisce about the summer moments I loved as a child. Growing we spent a lot of time at our grandparents house while our parents were at work. My mother's parents lived just a few blocks away, close enough to ride our bikes to, and we spent plenty of hot, summer days with our Grandma at their house.
I loved those days! Who didn't love going to Grandma and Grandpa's house? They always had the best snacks, the best toys, and their neighborhood was the best for kids to play with. In fact, my best friend in elementary school lived two doors down! I was practically begging to go there as much as possible.
(The funny thing is, considering my mom grew up in that neighborhood, most of the neighbor kids' parents were friends of my mom in high school)
My Grandpa owned a salvage yard (which, is another post in itself because we got into plenty of trouble/fun playing in the "junkyard" of cars) and my Grandma would deliver the car parts that people bought or she would go pick up parts that my Grandpa needed. This meant that we got to run lots of errands with her all over town, which, I thought was fun. I still think running errands are fun. Just bouncing around town on a flexible schedule... or no schedule!
I can't imagine not having lived so close to my Grandparents. Not only was easier on my parents, but it was a lot of fun for us!!
What are you favorite summertime memories as a child?