This is my favorite time of year. It's funny because my mom hates the summer and loves the winter. I was thinking maybe it's because we were both born during our favorite seasons, and we probably associate good memories with that time of year. I always had birthday parties in the backyard with great summer food and home made birthday cakes. I have many pictures of "helping" my Dad wash the cars in the driveway wearing little halter tops my mom sewed herself. Then I realized, if we get our child in September, there's a good chance they were born during a summer month. That makes me so happy, because I can give our child some of those same great experiences. While I am really thankful to be able to adopt a newborn, I do have a slight pang of envy for those of you who get toddlers. The interaction with a toddler is so priceless, I don't know if I will be able to wait until those years. Of course I will, and I know I will enjoy all a baby has to offer as well, but I can't wait until the day the child can say "I love you" back!
So what is your favorite time of year and why? Does your choice relate to your childhood memories? If so, what are they?
Okay, time to go stretch out in the sun!