I have to keep telling myself that summer isn't over . . .
Just because our two college kids are back and school . . . does NOT mean summer is over.
and just because the weather has been cooler -
especially in the evening....
does NOT mean that summer is over.
For me, Fall is more like January 1st - --New Year's Day.
It feels more like a beginning. A fresh start.
A new schedule.
Fall also feels a little like an "end" too . . .
As in the end of a year ---
After all I spent 16 years on "back to school schedule"?
But I digress --- I still think summer has gone WAY too fast.
I mean, it seems like yesterday that I had all these punks under one roof and heard the pitter-patter of bare feet on my floor, and the giggles and laughter and was tucking munchkins into bed at night.
Not only has my summer gone by too fast -- but my life is going by too fast too!
Yeah, I'm sure it was only yesterday (or last week) -- that these three were home all day with me, all year round..... and I shamefully admit that I too often wished they would grow up and put themselves to bed -- and get their own meals, and bathe themselves, and stop fighting with each other. I marked milestones like "no more bottles", "no more diapers" and "no more carseats". I looked forward to not paying a babysitter --- now I'd pay big bucks to have some of those days back --- at least for a day --- it would be a good reminder!