Whenever I hear the cicadas chirps grow loud and long, I know it’s true: summer has arrived. When I was a little girl, the call of the cicada meant it would be hot, and we would find something cool to do. I would fall asleep at night with my Minnie Mouse bathingsuit on the open windowsill, drying so that it wouldn’t be too damp the next day.
Then, in the morning, as soon as the sun was up, we’d throw on our swimming clothes and flip flops, grab a piece of toast, and head out to beat the heat. Sometimes it was a backyard with a sprinkler. Or a neighbor’s pool they let us use. Other times it was a ride to a creek, or an open fire hydrant, or someone’s slip-and-slide they set up for their birthday. Even if it was just ice pops dripping down our chins, we found something cool and wet to enjoy for the day.
It’s fun to relive memories – and to make new ones. And the best way to ensure that we can spend time to enjoy our years with our family and friends is to make sure we’re healthy and ready for another summer of heat and ice pops and memories.
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Dr. Julie Drolet
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