The kids head back to school next week. I feel like this has been the shortest summer ever. Many parents are doing the happy dance as their kids get on the bus. I’m just plain sad. I’m not ready for it to end. This is the first summer I actually had time off to enjoy with my boys. I had two days off during the week and it was awesome. Usually our weekends are packed with cleaning and birthday parties. The never-ending to-do list haunts me. This summer I had two extra days to spend with my boys. We got to go to the beach more than once this summer (a record for us). We had fires in the backyard, breakfast dates at the park, and just lazy days around the house. I savored every moment.
We took our last beach trip of the season today. We looked for jellies, fishies, and crabs. We dug in the sand and soaked up the rays. We had our traditional stop at the best soft-serve ice cream place ever. It was sad. That looming feeling of homework battles and packing lunches swirled while we ate our mint chocolate chip. A few more weeks of summer, that’s all I’m asking for. This was my last free day with them.
I’m excited for fall. The comfort foods, apple picking, the mums, and football. I love fall. I’m just so not ready for it yet. Just not yet.