Back to School Blues

September 5, 2012 in Back to School, Best of Both by MyBestofBothWorlds

back to school blues


I know more than a few Moms & Dads for that fact that are singing the song It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and are doing a jig down by the bus stop-perhaps I’m in the minority, but I hate to see the summer end. Maybe I am just being nostalgic, I’m not sure what it is exactly.  I think I have the back to school blues.

While of course, our whole family enjoys the things that the school year brings as the weather turns cooler and the days grow shorter, but I for one will miss the unhurried pace.  I’m sure my Mom is reading this now and is rolling her eyes–Kathleen –unhurried–she is always on the go go go!!  However with the sound of the school bell ringing means, we can’t just decide to take off here or there or stay out later because we are having such a good time. because alarm clocks will also be ringing in the morning.  We have to get back to dinner at a set time, homework reviews, showers / baths and bedtime stories.

Sure there are lots of great events to look forward to like meet the teacher at back to school night, my son going to Pre-K for a full day, more violin concerts, apple picking, family weekend up at my oldest daughter’s college and class trips, but I will reminisce about our summer just a little bit longer.  Hopefully, we will get just a few more days out of the pool, color with the cool 3-D chalk some more, play with Play-Doh outside of course and enjoy the summer flowers for a little while longer.

My daughter Kristen is going into the 8th grade today–wishing her and  all those heading back to school the best of luck!! However my mind is still on the summer what will you be missing most about it?