Summer has a little more than a month left to go before autumn starts (September 23). School is starting back up and, for many, schedules get busier. How do you feel about the end of summer? Do you look forward to the kids getting back into a routine and heading back to school? Or do you like having them home and having life a bit more relaxed?
For me, August is a busy time of year. Each new year’s edition of the Farmers’ Almanac gets released the last week of August, which means all kinds of preparations need to be done to celebrate yet one more edition being completed. It also means that August is a busy month, so sometimes I wish there was just one more month of summer between July and August.
My kids don’t go back to school until after Labor Day this year, but I know that some students go back in August. I enjoy summer, its pace, and the lack of any hard schedule. Sure I work every day, and the kids have some appointments and lessons, but overall it’s nice to know that there’s no homework, practice, or school related paperwork that needs to be handed in.
Sometimes, especially after a particularly hot summer, I look forward to the cooler temperatures that come during autumn months, but this year I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. Yet an end date to cutting the lawn and keeping the pool clean does sound somewhat inviting… .
How do you feel? If you don’t have kids or your kids are grown, are you looking forward to summer ending? Or doesn’t it really affect too much other than less AC needed and cooler weather? Love to hear your thoughts.