Friday, August 24, 2007

Hanging onto summer by my fingernails

I've said it over and over again. I'm NOT ready for summer to be over! NOT, NOT, NOT, I tell you! I still want to go swimming. Now get out of my way! If anybody needs me, I'll be at the pool.

But the pool is closed. Mother Nature is washing away the last days of summer. School doesn't start for another week, the public school, that is. We won't be starting till after Labor Day. And this, the last week of summer before the pool closes for the season, it has rained every day. And not just rain, noooooo, that would be too easy. Rain. Thunder. Lightning. Flash Flooding. High Winds. And, just to really get the point across, Tornado Warning.

Really, the thunder was enough. In fact, thunder every night, every single night. Loud enough to wake the dead? No, loud enough to wake sleeping children. Who will naturally (you know what's coming, don't you?) wake Mom. And don't you know, Mom is already cranky because it seems like summer is stealing away, taking off early without so much as a See You Next Year!

When it seems like every other mother on the planet is celebrating Back To School, I find myself squarely in the kids' corner. Except it's not school that I wish to avoid. I really like school ... homeschooling, that is. I just like to be outdoors, and hot sunny days (I don't even mind mowing the lawn, but don't tell my husband!) and swimming or just hanging out at the pool. Lazy Hazy Summertime.

I refuse to let go of summer until the very end of the last day of August. Absolutely refuse. And nobody can make me. Even if I have to get out the Slip N Slide again.


Christa M. Miller said...

I can't figure out how I feel about summer's end. I like that my older boy is going back to preschool and will no longer be orbiting me like a small and heavy satellite. But I don't like that he won't be around as much for us to do Fun Things. I like being in a more regular routine. I don't like that my husband won't be around. I like fall. I don't like winter.

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Patti said...

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for not telling me to "just get over it". I agree, fall is nice, too. And I could live without winter.