Enjoy what remains of summer

Published 11:40 am Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Noon today marks the exact mid-point of the month of July. That means that we are on the downhill slide toward summer and bound headlong for August and the beginning of the school year.

As an obligatory occurrence accompanying fall, we have the suddenly decreased amount of time with which we could spend with our families.

Sure, maybe you and your family have already gone on a summer vacation. Maybe you’ve gone on more than one. Or maybe you are like most in this declining economy and can scarcely afford the luxury of such trips.

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However, none of the above reasons merit the decision to decline spending further time with your children.

If you don’t have money, go to Foscue Park or just outside. If you have already been somewhere big, spend an afternoon in Tuscaloosa or Meridian.

If you don’t have kids at all, take some time for yourself.

The weather has been predominantly pleasant all summer long and offered more than enough excuses for us to play hookey at least once while we enjoy the final, fleeting days of summer. After all, you never know how many more chances you’ll get to frivolously spend a summer day.