It’s so hard to believe that it’s the middle of August. Just a few months ago, summer loomed ahead like it would be some endless, stressful experience that would drag on and on. Instead, it flew by in a seemingly quick blink of the eye. While in years past, I was looking forward to the routine of the new school year, this year, I admit to feeling rather nostalgic- and it isn’t even over yet! Some of my favorite summer moments that I’m going to miss this fall are really those things that you just don’t have as much time for with the hustle and bustle of the school year, sports, and all the activities that are coming soon. Such moments as:
Lazy mornings with big breakfasts
I know many people are awesome at putting together big, elaborate breakfasts on school mornings. However, I’m not the world’s best morning person, so breakfasts are usually waffles, bagels, etc. with fruit and yogurt (or some similar variation) on mornings during the school year. During the summer, there’s more time and the kids (usually) sleep later, so it gives me the opportunity to make them big breakfasts in the morning- instead of for dinner (a school-year dinnertime staple).
Exploring more of Texas
We just moved to Texas earlier this year, so the area is new to us. With a variety of travel, my sister’s wedding, and other activities this summer, we’ve only been able to explore so much. While we definitely strive to do and see more new things this fall, it’s always harder with school, soccer, gymnastics, etc. are in full swing. We had so much fun checking out the cowboy scene in downtown Fort Worth (even in the Texas summer heat).
Being able to just swim
While I anticipate being able to use our pool a lot longer into the fall than many areas in the country, the time available to do so will rapidly dwindle. Just like our day trips and exploring activities, swimming will be precluded by all that is involved in the school year. Not much wears out the kids (and me!) like a day spent swimming. Having our own pool instead of the neighborhood pool for the first time this year has been amazing- especially with a baby in the house. It also helped my daughter come so far in her swimming in just one season- amazing to watch!
I’m definitely looking forward to many aspects of fall, and all of the things to come. But I’m also a little sad to be seeing summer coming to an end. What moments will you miss from this summer?