Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Indian Summer

The American Meteorological Society's Glossary of Weather and Climate defines Indian summer as: "A time interval, in mid- or late autumn, of unseasonably warm weather, generally with clear skies, sunny but hazy days, and cool nights."

It has been hot here for the past few days. Today it was in the low-90s. The boys and I spent the afternoon at the pool. It was bittersweet for me because it was so fun and beautiful and yet I knew this was very possibly the last real pool day of the season for us (it can't possibly stay this warm for very much longer). The boys are so blissfully oblivious. They just engage with life in every moment and don't think about what has been or what is to come. I know most all young children are like this. But to me, Kyle and Owen seem particularly so. I have noticed this about them since they were about 10 months old and taking their first steps. I remember being so struck by it then. And I still think of it almost daily as I watch them in the world.

2 comments: said...

Did you boys walk at 10 months? My girls didn't walk until the were 14 months old! lol.... Maybe it was because they were so big they couldn't pull their little butts off the floor. Lol.

Heather said...

Hi Rony! Yes, they walked at 10 months. And, get this -- they both took their first steps on the very same day (within minutes of each other). ;0