It's not quite summer officially in our neck of the woods, but we are feeling the heat.

​There is something about hot weather ​that ​brings me right back to my childhood.

Countless memories of innocence and simplicity​:

· ​Soaking ourselves with a garden hose immediately to cool off

· A blow-up kiddie pool did have its advantages, even if it was so tight for two kids

· No fences- we knew our boundaries and our neighbors knew us

· And the very best: a homemade visqueen slip-and-slide we could glide on for miles, or so we thought

These are great memories of my early years. I can't bring them back, but I love that I can hold on to them.