In the Summertime
For most people, the thought of California in the summertime conjures up images of sun, beaches, and babes. And so it does for me as well, ever since one of my sisters began taking her kids to California to see my parents for six weeks in the summer. Between her and my other sister, I am an aunt to five munchkins. Having grown up in California, I've never been a huge fan of the place, suffering from a mix of restlessness and the "grass-is-always-greener" syndrome. Nowadays, I look forward to returning to the place of my upbringing in order to see the munchkins.