For the days when you wonder if you’ll ever find your smile,
and your Joy-Meter has tanked,
and your laughter has done walked off the yard…
On those days — the doggiest dog-days of summer — this is the one question that can change everything: “Kids, What do you want to do today?”
And just watch the magical thing that happens.
(Girls, you had me at ice cream.)
Daddy saying, “You decide.”
Kid agenda, open wide.
Cannonballs and head-first dives,
Rattling wooden coaster rides.
Carousel and ferris wheel,
Mama with a childish squeal!
Nutty bars and Husker Du,
Okoboji sunset view.
Sitting next to farmer boy,
Tuckered out, but reclaimed joy.
Tell us: How do you refill your Joy Meter on the doggiest dog days?