Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile ~William Cullen Bryant
Long summer days that were filled with popsicles, Airsoft Gun Wars, pool days, and neighborhood kids running through the house have now given way to school days, regular bedtimes, and a lot more quiet – well, as much quiet as you can have with 3 kids!
I couldn’t be happier.
Don’t get me wrong, summer is so necessary for the kids and for me. Summer is what gets this homeschooling Mama through the long and sometimes difficult days of late winter.
Yet, come mid-August I am ready for the more scheduled days of fall. I’m ready for the weather to turn cool and the leaves to start putting on their annual colorful display. I am ready to have my kids back. I sometimes only see them for meals and bedtime when the neighbor kids come asking to play.
As we say goodbye to summer, I encourage you to take time to relish the memories: the family vacations, the weddings, the trips to the beach and the cookouts with friends. Maybe even put together a simple scrapbook with your kids (I love this idea!).
And then let’s joyfully head into the routine and beauty of the fall season.
What do you look most forward to in fall? Or, do you long for summer to return?