Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Guest Post: Dog Days of Summers End

Hey there everyone, I was asked to blog by my dear hubby, as he has been busy working. So here it goes...

Belovedlife writes:

We have had a busy summer, kids mis-took July for January and we ended up with sick kids (oops!). Now summer is about to end. The hot hot days filled with sweaty kids just home from camp, tired mommy and daddy trying to keep up with them while they insist that "it is not bedtime, 'cuz it is still light out".


Remember those days when summer was just starting and you had that list a mile long of things you wanted to do, places to go and books to read (not the ones on that silly summer reading list either) suddenly your mom has you buying school shoes in the dead of heat - Wait, BOOTS in July..that can't be right, oh no school is starting...You would run like a maniac for the last few weeks of summer, staying up as late as you could, pushing every button you could to get your mom to let you have one more ice cream at 10 o'clock in the morning...God knows once school starts, THAT will never happen again.

Now it is time for back to school shopping, sweaters and boots...oh my! There was a commercial that used to run around this time of the year...picture a mom pushing a shopping cart, humming the popular christmas song 'It's the most wonderful time of the year" throwing back to school items into her shopping cart. Christmas in August! I guess that goes right along with my kids thinking July was January...at least we know where they get their confusion from, right? Seriously though, we will miss our kids, but then again it is nice to have a few hours to ourselves during daylight hours.

Wait...time to myself? Yeah right! Daddy will be having lots of time with the kids, now that I am heading back to school myself. So, the dog days of summer are ending, what the heck kind of days are starting now? INSANE ones!
Now that the weather is getting colder (hey it was only 76 today instead of 88) WE can pull out the winter Pj's and get our kids ready for bed. Guess what kids...it's time for bed...no really...I know it is only 4:30 in the afternoon, but it is DARK out!

Old pic...minus one cute, very fat baby Avi (will have to redo pic in the winter and post it....)

7 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Growing up, the school year always started on the first week of September. Here in Scotland, however, it starts during the 3rd week of August (kids went back yesterday). I have never gotten used to the idea of school in August, it just feels so wrong.

What makes it worse this year, however, is the complete lack of summer we've had and that autumn seems to be coming even earlier. The brambles are already ripening - somthing I don't usually blog about for several weeks yet.

Tracey said...

Well, helllloooo B's wife!! Nice to hear an update. Good luck back at school for all of you!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

The kids are getting so big...school started Aug 20th here but still so hot out.

I am a student as well...going for my masters in ESE (special ed), and almost done.

Jeff said...

Mrs. B.

We understand. Tell Mr. B we need to talk.

Peace

Archie said...

Wait...summer's over? Noooooo!!!

Jeff said...

Brother B...

Ok I am getting really mad now....summer is over...it was 98 degrees here today...

What ever is keeping you away I hope is over in the fall as I miss your posts.

Peace.bqfob

rebecca said...

Can you send a little bit of that cooler air my way? It's still hot, hot, hot here.

Love the post.