army guys and matchbox cars.

ninja turtles and star wars.

chocolate ice cream, and anything sweet.

no shoes, no shirt, and dirty feet.

late nights and crabby mornings.

no naps and little warning.

summer school with crocodile tears.

baseball with dad, and no more fears.

swim lessons and bicycle rides.

sprinklers and slip n’ slides.

golden sunlight on top of blonde hair.

boo boos and band-aids without a care.

hot dogs, minus the buns.

grilling in the summer sun.

obnoxious laughter and potty talk.

that’s enough…  let’s go for a walk.

a freckled face, my favorite part.

a little boy with a happy heart.


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