Summer isn’t the same anymore. Once the end of June rolls around, we no longer lose all sense responsibility and gain the sense of infinite freedom. Instead, we relish late-afternoon BBQ’s and wear extra sunblock so we aren’t peeling all week long.
There are so many things we took for granted and wish we could redo.
Cleansing yourself from a year’s worth of Algebra nonsense.
So simple, yet so brilliant.
Whether you were selling, or buying, they were great.
Saved by the Bell played every morning, right before Dawson’s Creek.
Wearing a Swimsuit All Day Long
And no one cared that you wore the same one every day.
And not caring about how you looked in a bikini.
Forgetting What Day of the Week It Is
And not because you’re drunk.
Reading Every Issue of Every Magazine
You thought Cosmo taught you so much.
Where maybe you snuck out once or twice.
Running Around Barefoot
You wanted to be Pocahontas so badly.
Chasing the Ice Cream Truck
If you do that now, it’s creepy.
Not Having to Check in With Your Parents
There was a time before cell phones where they just kind of guessed where you were at all times.
Playing Kissing Games at the Park
7 Minutes in Heaven is the weirdest game ever.
In your parent’s backyard.
Riding a Bicycle to Your Friend’s House
And not because you’re doing it for the exercise, lack of gas money, or because you’re drinking. Just because you want to.
There’s nothing shady about running around at night with no parental supervision.
Back to School Shopping (with your parent’s money)
Now you wear the same clothes you wore your senior year of high school because you refuse to buy your own clothes.
That you had to wait to develop.
Water Balloon Fights
Three hours of set-up for 10 minutes of fun.