Don’t get me wrong. I like summer. I’m a big fan of sitting outside with a cold drink and a good book. I like hanging out with friends on a patio enjoying a good meal and even better conversation. Summer has vacation, long days, fresh tomatoes, flowers, and ice cream.
Alas, it is not my favorite time of year.
Due to my poor genetics, my skin was not designed to ever be outside. I am one of those people who burns within seconds of walking out of the house. I can get burned picking up the mail. I spend most of the summer slathered in an SPF high enough that I should be allowed to walk on the surface of the sun and I still burn.
Summer has other downsides, lots of bugs (including those that fly,creep and sting), not being able to sleep when it’s too hot, and a woeful lack of anything good on the TV.
Then things like this can happen. A boy was struck by a bird while riding on a roller coaster. If it had been winter he would have been tucked up inside reading a book.
Summer is risky.
Fess up- is summer your favorite time of year or is there another?