Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Hi there, Kids!

I recently mentioned that we were having an unseasonably cool June here in my neck of the woods, but let me tell ya . . .

July … is … HOT.

We’re in the midst of a week-long heat wave that’s accompanied by my favorite thing in the whole world (not!) – high humidity! πŸ˜‰

(Ok, ok, I’ll stop whimpering.)


The theme for today’s post is “summer”. I’ve paired a vintage illustration with a sweet little summer poem. The poem brings back memories of summer nights and daylight savings time. Hope you enjoy.

Bed in Summer

by Robert Louis Stevenson

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?


Stay cool….



I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Feeling Hot Hot Hot — 3 Comments

  1. We enjoyed cooler than average temperatures for the 4th of July weekend at Kentucky Lake. I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th.
    I used this poem in one of my classes last year and illustrated it with a background of a sun. I think it is funny, because I know that I did not like going to sleep when the sun was out. I’m enjoying a lighter summer load with just 2 classes and one is online. I have already completed most of the online homework for the children’s health class so I won’t get bogged down this summer.

  2. Hi Kelly πŸ™‚
    I’m so happy to hear you will have less studying this summer! You earned a little break – that’s for sure.

    This poem had the same effect on me. As a child, I never wanted to be in bed before dark.

    When my kids were little, we used to visit their grandparents in the Midwest during the summer. The sun stays up longer there than here in the East. I have to smile when I recall that my girls were in total disbelief when told it was bedtime at Grandma’s house. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Crystal! This is such an adorable illustration, and the little poem is very sweet too. πŸ™‚ I’m not a big fan of daylight savings time because I like when it’s dark by dinner, but as a kid it was fun to be allowed back outside to play for a little while after we ate. xoxo Paulette

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