Summer Blues

So, it’s really hit me that we only have 2 1/2 weeks left til school starts back. For us, that means until our homeschooling begins again. We usually wait a few weeks after the public schools reopen because it’s just plain decadent to have a few more weeks off when all the other kids are in school. But this year, because of the baby coming, we’re starting August 3rd with everyone else. That way we can take those extra weeks off when I need them, postpartum.

Anyway, maybe I can chalk it up to raging hormones, but I’m sad that summer break is coming to an end. Yet, this has been the most boring, devoid-of-fun, stressful summer we’ve ever had. So you wouldn’t think I’d want it to continue. And I don’t. I’m ready for a change, and I think the kids are, too.

It doesn’t make sense to be sad about the end of this summer. Maybe the feelings are rooted in the fact that I now have a 6th grader and a 2nd grader. Second grade always seemed like the first big-kid grade, and I now have a middle-schooler too?! How is that possible? They’ve just grown up so darn fast!