I’ve been in a tug-of-war this past week. I want to remain in the lazy days of summer, and yet, the reminders, emails, commercials and threats of the school year are right around the corner. I can’t ignore that in just under a month, we will be done with summer life, and moving into the school year with schedules, assignments and routines. It’s good and bad. I’m partly ready for earlier bedtimes, more structure, less trips to the grocery store. I’m partly ready for the peace and quiet of my house when I stop home during the school day…..but I’m partly not. I like coming in the front door and hearing laughter, seeing my kids playing board games or lounging on the couch. I like having sandwiches and chips for dinner because its just too hot to cook. I like swimming every day.
I’ve been tugging back and forth over this transition, and I’ve come to a decision. I’m giving myself 2 more weeks. I’m going to submerge myself in summer for 2 more weeks and fold beach towels, munch on fresh fruits and veggies, and plan some fun outings with my children. In 2 weeks, we will switch gears and go full-on for the fall schedule. Hopefully there will be a few sets of crayons and glue and pink erasers left in 2 weeks when I choose to embrace “back to school”…..and when I do, I think I’ll stock the pantry for chili soup and cinamon rolls, with hot dish staples, with comfort food ingredients…..I think I’ll hunt up the footballs and lure the kids outside to throw and catch, I think I’ll go rent a few movies…..yep. I think its going to be ok.