Summer’s not my favorite season. Fair skin (transluscent!) and no tolerance for heat makes me cranky.

And you know how I get when I’m cranky.

My boy, on the other hand, has his daddy’s olive skin. They brown like biscuits.

He enjoys the water.

The sand.

The quiet.

And sometimes the raging war.

If I put on sunscreen and dip myself in the cool Lake Michigan waters, though, I forget to be cranky and I actually relax.

I want to go back.

Maybe it’ll help me be nice again.