Today we went swimming in tub temperature lake water.
We had diving contests off the floating dock,
laid out in the hot sun soaking up every last minute
of this Summer Hygge day.
We ate cherry licorice and dared each other to swim to the end of the lake,
where we spotted at least 20 turtles sunbathing on a fallen-over tree.
Gigs did it!
If (and when) I write a children's book, I want to include
the sublime feeling of these long lazy summer afternoons like today.
This is childhood, this is summer, this is happiness.