Look at that face.
Man, I love this kid.
I cannot believe that she is old enough to go to kindergarten this year…and I cannot believe that summer is already over.
I had such big plans for this summer. Actually, they weren’t big plans–they were plans to spend long days in the backyard running through sprinklers, playing in the mud and getting sun burned. But for some reason our plans were derailed quite a bit.
How it happened I’ll never know but we spent most of the summer with at least one sick family member at all times, and a few times all three kids were sick!
So here we’ve sat bundled up in the house eating chicken noodle soup and watching movies while the rest of the world has been riding bikes and going on vacation.
Not so much fun when you are only 5…and 8…and almost 2.
One day we were all particularly under the weather with a bad case of the flu. Some friends came to see if my kids could play and, of course, I had to turn them away. Grace started to cry…this summer was more than she could take: no swimming, no friends, and then as she pointed out, “I haven’t even had a Capri Sun!”
Well, I couldn’t fix the flu but I could fix the Capri Sun situation.
So we all sat there, on the couch (instead of on the porch) and drank our Capri Suns. Sure it wasn’t the same as sipping it next to the pool but it tasted like summer and it made Grace happy.
In fact, I ended up stocking up on Capri Sun (Capri Sun Super V, to be exact) so as we continued to battle illness throughout the summer my kids had something sweet to slurp, which worked out well since they can all hold the pouches without spilling and then just throw the pouches and germs away when they are done. Also, Capri Sun has no preservatives, no artificial colors, and no artificial flavors, which is an added bonus!
Luckily not ALL of our days this summer have been indoors on the couch. We have had a few of the days that I had hoped for…the sun, the sprinklers, and the Capri Sun.
And those days, are my kind of days.
(PS—Grace is “tricking” you in this picture. She drank all of her Capri Sun and then blew air into the pouch so it looked full again. She does this EVERY TIME she finishes drinking them….)