As I walked the dog today I saw lots of leaves like this one on the ground. Leaves that still had the green of summer mixed in with the colors of fall. It is the perfect image for me this week. Due to the timing of Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah, our girls do not start school until next Monday. For those of you have been in school for weeks, you did read that right. The first day of school is September 9th. And it is a half day.
I have watched endless streams of back to school pictures on Facebook and read messages from moms that range from joy to sadness. And here I sit, somewhere in between.
I am glad to have these few days left before the madness of the fall schedule begins. The girls can sleep till they wake up and play and read when and what they want. I am torn though because it has begun to feel like fall. The weather has changed a bit. Labor Day has come and gone. Sports practices have begun. We can’t be totally free in our days as there some commitments but our regular schedule is not in place.
We are all feeling confused and a bit out of place. Relaxed but not really. Carefree with plans. Like this leaf. Summery, with just a touch of fall.
Perfectly captures this time of transition…
Love this post. Great writing.
i love this…carefree with plans! feeling the fall, and ready for it!
Very well-said, Stacey. I can imagine how I’d feel if my kids hadn’t started school yet, but so many others had. I dreaded back to school so much – always do – that I ended up just wanting to get it over with so I could stop it with the dreading.