My inner Minnesotan child wouldn't believe it, but our family officially went back to school earlier this week. Up north, it was not uncommon to start school the day after Labor Day. I was in shock when I went to college and I had to report down to school mid-August! We didn't get out of high school until the first week of June, so where went my summer??
Well, getting out early May in college won me over -- summer started early! And now that Mia's on a August-May schedule, I'm down with the program.
But our summer has now come and gone, and here are the things I will miss:
2. Doing what we wanted, when we wanted. Kids needed a haircut? Alright, let's go! Why not grab an iced latte while I wait? Wanna go see the matinee of Planes: Fire & Rescue? Yes, please! Not having to work around a school schedule was liberating.
|seeing family in TN|
|cousins playing in early morning in NC|
|packing for the beach was so easy - |
pastels & white all the way! #type1
|Southern Outer Banks, NC, we loved you!|
|It's almost hard for my mom-brain to believe this, |
but sometimes we went on two dates a week!
What were we thinking!? :P
6. And for as on-the-go as we were, also having downtime to do stuff like this:
Watch the World Cup or a Rays game, or even possibly go overboard on reruns of House Hunters. Hey, I'm just sayin'!
Now that we'll be back to a bit of a more normal schedule, I can feel myself gradually getting back into the groove. And I won't lie, it felt good to pull up to that school Tuesday morning, not just for my child, but also for me. It'll still be a while before it really feel like fall in Florida, so I'll continue to hold onto the last remnants of summer while finding my new pace this school year. That splash pad is still calling my name!