It’s that time of year: BBQ season! This is Memorial Day weekend, and as the weather increasingly warms, so does our desire to spend time outside. Throughout the spring and summer, barbecues are prevalent and people want to gather together, have a good time outdoors, and eat great food on the grill.
I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, surrounded by kind neighbors who were raising families. This meant lots of kids, and lots of great memories. Whether we had gathered for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any day in between, there were sure to be laughter, chatting, and children running around the backyards. Sometimes we’d have planned activities, but usually it was just mayhem.
When I was young, I loved these gatherings. However, as I grew older (you know, being the mature age of sixteen), I found the newer generation of young kids to be crazy and the parents to be boring. Continue reading