As summer as possible

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AUGUST 2014

Hugo is on the back deck. He and his friends were having a water balloon fight. Now one of his friends is upstairs pouring water out the window onto his head. They're both laughing. Hugo looks over to see if I'm watching. I am. I smile at him. He smiles back. It's the last day of summer vacation. 

For the last few weeks he's been acutely aware of summer coming to an end. He made a list called 'As Summer As Possible', with things on it like go to the beach, play catch in the park, do a lemonade stand. He didn't get to everything on it, but enough to make him feel like he had a real summer experience, with no regrets.