I have come to realize August is the beginning and the end. The beginning of "cram it all in" for anything you failed to do this summer. The beginning of youth and high school football. The beginning of all the back to school planning and the beginning of thoughts turning to fall, Halloween and all things pumpkin. August first is really the end of the lazy days of summer. June and July are all about "we have all summer" and there's no rush to do much of anything because we have "so much time". Then August 1st arrives and everyone realizes that in one month summer is over and school starts and where did our summer go? There's a crazy sort of rush to relax. Get in the amusement parks, pool days and meetings with friends. But if you are like us, we have already lost every evening to football starting August 1st and all the planning for homeschool and my classes at Heritage must be done soon and I haven't even begun!
So here's to you August. One more month of summer. One more month to hang with friends and cousins during the day. One more month to get curriculum chosen and lesson plans done. One more month to "relax", except it seems that there's no time for that. Now I'm missing July!