My kids are back to school in a mere number of days and… I’m not ready! Over the years, when I’ve been asked to answer one of those get-to-know-you surveys, I never really had a particular favored season (the old “What is your favorite time of year?” question). I always figured it should be Christmas, because of the meaning of the season and time spent with family, but after my children started school, and I’m talking after they got past the cute kindergarten and 1st grade years, with like maybe five minutes of homework tops, I have realized my favorite time of year is definitely summer.
Ah summer, the carefree days of summer. Light traffic, longer days, bike rides, swimming, watermelon, yummy berries, microwaved hot-dogs (who wants to stand near that hot grill??), no homework<–this one is huge. Kids can stay up later, we have many no-stress days. And every year since summertime has become my ultimate favorite, it goes by so fast. One minute I’m packing for a family trip, only to shop for back-to-school the next.
So a goodbye ode to summer is in order —
You’ve been great
You allow the boys to stay up real late
Our time went so fast
The memories made are now memories past
Hot and humid though you may be
You’re a true blessing to my family and me
Same time next year?
We look forward to it with much cheer
A poet, I am not (buy hey, at least it rhymes!).
Happy back to school, dear friends! Have a blessed school year!