I remember summer lasting forever.
I mean forever.
There were endless weeks of sitting around in my pajamas until noon watching cartoons, going to the beach on the weekends, playing at friends houses all day, only to call my parents and ask them if I could stay the night. Summer went on and on and on. And I loved every darn second of it.
Although I still love some of the things that summer brings, like trips to the lake, warmer weather, and time in the garden, summer has become a hectic season for our family. We travel, we visit with friends and family, and we get outside a lot. These things are all fun, but they leave little time for some of the things my husband and I like to do for ourselves.
Or, in my case, some of the things I like to do during the year stop for summer.
My MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group takes a break during the summer months, and I so miss the comradery , the support, and the fun that comes with meeting with women in the same stage of life every week.
I’ve also taken the summer off from serving in our kids area at church. I was looking forward to a break to be able to do some traveling, but I’m already antsy to get back to serving and loving on my favorite group of kids in the world. Besides my own, of course.
Summer is a time of relaxation for me, like it is for anyone, but it’s also a break from some of the things I like the most. And it being August and all means that I’m starting to think about fall.
Yes, I’m one of those people. I have already thought about pumpkins, butternut squash soup, Halloween costumes, and pie. Fall around here is just delectable. The smells, the sights, the sounds.
I’m so excited for summer to cool off into fall I’ve started my yearly “maybe I’ll make hats for the whole family” insanity. I attempted a hat for Madeline. This is how well it turned out:
That’s right. It fits me. It was supposed to be one of those cute slouched beanie hats. Oh well, I’ll just have to make her a smaller one.
With a few cooler days this week, I have realized that I am finally over the “summer hump”. It’s August. Back-to-School sales are everywhere, teacher friends are preparing their curricula and classrooms, and homeschool friends keep posting about their letters of intent. It’s almost here.