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Summer treats what else is summer for?

Updated on February 22, 2018
Frozen Fruit a great summer treat its cool, refreshing and healthy.
Frozen Fruit a great summer treat its cool, refreshing and healthy.

Summer treats what else is summer for?

Wow! It is a scorcher of a day outside today Don't we all wish that the scorcher days of summer could be limitless? I was outside for about an hour drinking coffee and reading when the sun just got too much for me, I thought about writing outside. As I sat there dripping I decided that writing in the air conditioning was better. It is the end of July and the real heat comes, poor kids, who only have a month left of summer vacation. Even though it is just warming up now, I am sure they have had a limitless number of summer treats as summer treats are limitless this time of year. What type of treats am I referring too, you might ask surely staying up late and going to movies with your family might be a treat, to some people, in the summer, even but that is not what I am talking about? I am talking about the limitless treats that will keep you cool during these scorcher days that we have been having lately.

What treats keep you cool during these scorcher days, besides the obvious, pop, water, ice and Popsicle's? The list can be limitless. There is always ice cream, or watermelon, or just fruit in general. Even vegetables, carrots, celery peppers, and the ever-popular cucumbers, and tomatoes, the small ones. There are specific fruits that are only eaten in the summer, or at least more so in the summer, like Watermelon, Pineapple, Strawberries, and Kiwi. But the most popular summer treats are Popsicle's and ice cream for the kids anyway. I don’t know what kid goes crazy for fruit and vegetables, just give a kid sugar and they are happy. But that is not always the best way to go. I know that when I was younger I had to eat the healthy stuff first and then I could get a treat like a Popsicle or ice cream. Are your kids the same way?

Some other summer treats that are not really considered treats, are barbecues, eating outside and bonfires. These are not really considered treats, just things that are more likely to happen in the summer, rather than any other time of year. What about, milkshakes or floats. I am sure many people don’t remember those or even if they do, that is not something that they would think of as a summer treat. Although it is one of the best summer treats because it’s a drink and food all at once.

Summer treats can be whatever you want, it can be something sweet like candy if you so desire, but with how hot it has been lately why not have something cool. As I have listed above. The cooler the treat the more refreshing isn’t that what people say. I love having a drink of ice tea or even water, with a bunch of ice in the cup just to cool me off when it is really hot out, or having some ice cream, you get your milk with the sweetness of a treat and isn’t that great? I love summer because there are so many different treats that you can have. For example, having a meal outside is great too, because you get to experience nature and who doesn’t like doing that? Not that I eat outdoors all the time because I don’t but when I do eat outside in the summer I do enjoy it. It is another one of the summer treats that I enjoy. What summer treats do you enjoy? Playing outside in the pool with friends over all the time, or having a water gun or water balloon fight, staying up or out later than usual.

Things like that, are things that are sometimes classified as summer treats because it is light out for longer. Which means you can spend more time outside and that is a treat in itself. Camping and campfires, boating going to the beach and swimming in pools are other summers' treats that people would expect in the summer. Those are considered treats too, to some people, aren’t they? So essentially there are a limitless amount of summer treats that we can have during the summer months.

Summer Fun

Who doesn't like treats? Everyone like's treats at least sometimes in their life, but have you ever noticed that during the summer months all anyone sees or has is treats with sugar or lots of bright colors? Why is it that there are a limitless amount of treats in the summer rather than any other time of year?

I think it is because summer feels like it goes by so quickly to some people that they have to fill it with treats, even if they are healthy. But what else is summer for? Having fun with friends and family isn't it but that sometimes is a treat, so summer is full of treats in a limitless variety wouldn't you say? Summer is for nothing but treats because it is such a short time of year nobody wants to miss out on anything and having treats during the summer months makes you feel as though you aren't missing out.

Summer is for limitless amounts of fun, which means treats doesn't it? Most people would think so because again it is such a short time of year that we have to soak it all up quickly. Which means treats all the way, during the summer months, they are not always going to be sugar filled either so we don't need to worry about that, Summer is meant for treats and fun since being outside in the fresh air is at our disposal for the most part and who wants to stay inside and not burn off energy by running around in the sun and heat. Once the kids do that, don't you think they deserve a treat of some kind?

I know that the mention of treats of any kind make people do things to show that they are deserving of them and in the summer months with all the fun that kids have and all the people that are around why wouldn't you want to reward them for just being good and playing outside even when they don't really want to be because all of there electronic devices are in the house. However, they will come outside and play at the mention of having a treat during it in the summer because then they get something out of going outside instead of just playing away from there precious electronic devices.

Water Balloons for Summer Fun
Water Balloons for Summer Fun


Summer is a time for outdoor fun and cold treats. Summer fun can be limitless with playing water games and eating cold treats that come in abundance during the summer months or so it seems. Sometimes even water fun can be a treat, for example, having a water balloon fight with your friends or family since you don't do that all the time during the summer. Other treats can be having a pool party or being invited to one. Things like that.

What do you consider to be a summer treat? Let's Discuss

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    • louise-barraco profile image

      Louise Barraco 2 years ago from Ontario

      Thanks for checking it out

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      Paula 2 years ago

      Ah ... yes ... swimming in the pool, that's a treat I wait for during summer. I am not a great swimmer, but just playing in the water is what I wait for when summer comes. Also summer foods like cherries, watermelon, peaches, and all kind of fruits that you only get in this season. I love summer. Nice hub.

      Have a nice day :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I wish! It's winter here - however there are still lots of fruits available that we couldn't get in the 'good old days.' They bring a refreshing taste of summer, just to remind us.