I guess I understand it – but I’m not sure I like it.
Here it is – the very first day of August – yet I get the feeling from all around me – advertisements, media, shopping – that summer is wrapping up.
I get it – I know there are plans to be made for September’s school year, supplies and clothing to be purchased, routines to create. But I’m here to say – as much as we can – let’s hang on to these precious August days – now that we know and feel how numbered they are.
Rather than wrapping summer up prematurely, maybe we can have summer wind down ever so slowly.
Take a few minutes and think about some summer memories still waiting to be made – simple ones like enjoying lots of watermelon on National Watermelon Day on August 3rd; celebrating Root Beer Float day on August 4th, (free at A & W); “catch a falling star” during the Perseid’s Meteor shower peak on August 12th and 13th; enjoy an off-to-the-park-simple-spur-of-the-minute-picnic supper; run “through- the- backyard- sprinkler” night; celebrate the full moon on August 18th; enjoy after dinner neighborhood walks, ending up at your child’s school playground.
And for sure, bring August to a very grand end at The Parenting Place Children’s Festival – where play happens – Saturday, August 27th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm- (Dumping of the Dirt at 9:00 AM!). Save the date – Buttons on sale soon, at The Parenting Place and People’s Food Coop – $4.00 each, 3 for $10, $5 on the day of the Festival. Scholarship buttons are available. Please just ask.
And that’s my personal way of saying, “okay, August, a wonderful finale belongs to you!”