The leaves have begun to turn here in Michigan. It is faint, but noticeable.
The mornings are much cooler, too.
Fall is knocking on the door and I don’t want to answer.
Since I was little, Summer has been my favorite season. It was exciting to be free from the confines of school and weather. To play outside. To swim. To dream. To read. To watch TV.
I’ll miss feeling the breeze on my bare skin. Seeing the breeze move the leaves on the trees. Wearing shorts and t-shirts and not worrying about coats. Getting in my car and driving without a worry about darkness or snow.
I’ll miss my empty dining room table and the silence that surrounds it. Soon enough, there will be arguments there about doing homework, crying while doing homework, and stress about trying to squeeze in homework.
On the other hand, maybe I’ll find a new peace as my kids won’t be fighting with one another out of boredom so much!
There is something magical about summer vacations that a vacation at any other time of year just can’t replicate. We went “Up North” as they say in Michigan and got lost fishing, boating, relaxing, sight seeing, and wine tasting (yum!). At least I can still taste wine in the winter, right?
I work part-time outside the home, which has always been a terrific blessing. Each week this summer, I spent three days in the office and two days at home with my kids (plus weekends). I know some stay-at-home moms who are desperate for the kids to go back to school, but that’s not my reality. Those two days we have each week were–dare I say it?–fun. We went swimming. We baked cookies. We watched TV. We hung out with friends. We did whatever we wanted and it was good. As I send them back into the arms of the school system, it is with a bit of regret. These kids were MINE all summer and now I have to share them.
And help with their homework!
Summer days drifting away…
Guess I’d better pick up my chin and turn towards the deliciousness of fall – crisp days, beautiful leaves, Halloween, and pumpkin-spiced everything.
What will you miss about summer? What is your favorite season?