Whatever happened to August being the crowning, lazy month of summer, trying to squeeze in all the pool time that you can and taking a vacation? It seems that August has become cheated over the years, with the start of school in our area inching up just a bit more each year. In two short weeks, right smack dab in the middle of what should be a month-long culmination of a long summer holiday, is the kids first day of school. This year, Em starts on the 15th and Luke leaves on the 18th.
Instead of spending the next couple weeks lolling about in summer stuff, we have business to tend to. There's shopping for a few new items for school clothes and buying school supplies. Shopping for dorm stuff. Packing for college. Fall softball practice begins next week. Shopping for new cleats, downloading registration forms and making sure health forms are in order. A doctor's appointment this week to remove Luke's splint. Dan's travel is picking up again, so fewer nights of sharing G&T's on the back porch.
If the temperatures weren't still in the high 90s, I would swear it's almost September. But the hot days and warm nights tell me that August still lies ahead. We'll keep cooking suppers on the barbeque, adding some new recipes to change things up, enjoy lots more baseball as the Rockies struggle along, take advantage of the local farmer's market as well as take in the sights at the county fair this week. And in just two weeks, I guess we'll have to throw in six or seven hours of school a day as well.
How about in your neck of the woods? When does school start?