Ah summer!!! How I love you but not for the reasons most love you. See, I hate being hot! I hate the feeling of the sun burning into my pasty, fair skin. Wearing bathing suits has always made me incredibly uncomfortable too. I don’t think I’ve ever put one on and thought, hey I look GOOD in this. No, I put one on and think what is falling out and where and how can I get through the day without creating a seismic disaster.
I love summer for different reasons. I love the green grass, the beautiful flowers and the 7 weeks that my kids go off to camp. Don’t judge, they’re just as happy as I am; maybe more so. Camp is the time when my kids leave their phones behind and they don’t even miss them! Ava leaves her flat iron and blow dryer home and Jack takes a much needed break from screaming, “don’t go in the tunnel”at the top of his lungs while playing Fortnight.
Rob and I also have a much needed break from multi-tasking and running around like maniacs. We can focus on work, each other and a little golf too! Two teenagers and a growing business don’t allow much time for us to live in the moment. We finish one day by planning the next.
Summer is a time for all of us to slow down. I love knowing my kids are at a place with people they love. Camp friends are lifelong friends. I know, I still cherish my camp friends and I am old!! This is Jack’s last summer as a camper and I’m not sure who is sadder him or me. He will be a junior in high school next year and we are starting the college search soon. I know that comes with a whole new level of stress so I’m just going to stop and relax and enjoy this summer. I hope you do too!!
Risa Barash, Founder & Owner & the entire Fairy Tales Hair Care Family