Every summer it happens. One day I’m loving summer, the lazy mornings, the warm nights, the endless days with nothing on our schedules, ok so maybe I don’t always enjoy that last one. But for the most part I love summer but by mid-August I’m over it. Maybe it has to do with living in a tourist area where I know come late August and early September we get to enjoy our towns without the heat, humidity and crowds. Maybe it’s that after 3 months of “Mom what are we doing today” I want to be able to say, “going to school” or maybe it’s just that I love fall and all that fall brings. Either way every year by the end of summer I am over it, and there are always some signs that I might be over summer vacation.
Signs that I’m Over Summer Vacation
Screen time is so July. Now that it’s late August all screen time restrictions have been scrapped and instead you might hear the phrase, “go play your video game” or “sure you can play with the IPad the rest of the day”.
When the ice cream man comes around I say, “no” before the words are even out of Jack’s mouth.
The workbooks that I thought we were going to do are sitting in a pile on his bedroom floor.
Bedtime, is back in style in a big way.
I’m ready for pants season, mostly because I’m so over shaving my legs every day.
I have dreams about hoodies, boots and scarves.
I swear I can smell pumpkin spice in the air.
I hate my air conditioner.
I’ve started looking at Halloween costumes.
And Christmas shopping (please don’t hate me).
My answer to everything is “I’ll think about that once school is back”
I’ve moved from white wine to red wine.
I have this fleeting feeling that summer has gone too fast and I didn’t manage to do all the things, and yet I don’t have the energy to do all the things but I must do all the things. And maybe that’s when I really know I’m done with summer because I’m so, so over the feeling of needing to do all the summery things. I’m ready to relax, I’m ready for a break from the crowds and the traffic and the heat. I’m ready for fall and all the things that September brings.