Sunfall (Backlit Autumn Leaves), Wisley

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?

Joining with Moms the Word, and Hip Homeschool Moms.

*photo credit  Creative Commons License Matthew Howarth via Compfight

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2 Thoughts on “As the Summer Fades…

  1. I’m with you, Cheri! As much as I have needed and enjoyed the summer break, I will be glad to get back to the routine of school next week. I too sometimes feel like I’m not seeing enough of my kids–I’m ready for the fun and bonding of learning together. Your idea of making a scrapbook is great–I’ll have to scroll through my summer pics. Blessings.

    • I decided the scrapbook is a wonderful first week of school project- it’s fun and we can do it together! Thanks for stopping by :)

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