Thursday, August 30, 2012

Not the end

You will pry summer out of my cold, dead fingernails.

I don't care that the back-to-school sales are over.

I don't care that everyone else is going back to school. Or already went back to school.

I don't care that the temperature is barely getting out of the sixties.

La la la

I can't hear you.

It's still summertime.

It's the best part of summertime, when the night start coming earlier and the kids can go out on the porch after dark and make wishes. When the tomatoes overload the vines and the first apples come in and peaches are so cheap it's embarrassing.

Soon the beaches will clear and the classrooms will fill and everybody else will be breaking in new shoes and twills but we will still be wearing ragged cut-offs and crocs and squeezing the last bit of juice out of the last few days.

I like fall, too, though it always makes me sad. It has its time. But there are still three full weeks of summer to go, and I intend to make the most of them.


Amy K said...

I hear ya! I have been very reluctant to let go of summer this year. Although I will say that I am getting tired of these wild, unruly kids. :) Once we buckle down and implement more structure I know things will get better in that regard!

Darren said...

I love this post. Because I LOVE summer. I am already dreading the onset of winter :)

Carrie said...

This year I'm with you. I feel like we have just gotten started with summer! I'd like those 3 weeks also, thanks!

I like fall also but I'm not QUiTE mentally ready yet.

Wendy said...

I think one of the best things about homeschooling is getting to enjoy the whole summer, especially the nice part at the end when it stops being disgustingly hot and humid.

We have 6 magical weeks in Spring and Fall when the weather is in the 70s. All the poor school kids miss it both times!