Starting school in August cheats summer.
Growing up in the Midwest, we started back after Labor Day, which signaled the end of fun and the beginning of something less fun.
The pool club closed, white pants were packed away and stiff new school shoes came out of the box. For our kids here in Georgia, the early start means an early finish in spring (or that’s what this always-positive mom preaches to my kids). Still, it’s never a good time to abandon laid back days, late nights on the front porch or that feeling of freedom from the demands of the calendar.
In our house, we squeeze in trips to the pool after school, eat dinner on the back patio and keep our summer playlist looping in the car. It’s all about maintaining the state-of-mind. Right…?
Buckhead make-up artist to the stars (and to me!), Angela “Suni” Weilbaecher has a few suggestions for maintaining a summer glow in our Parting Thoughts. She is a successful Buckhead working mom and we wish her and her twins lots of luck in the coming school year.
Sorry to talk about calendars and scheduling, but do check our calendar for fun activities to keep you smiling throughout August.
I hope yours is pleasant and full of that summer feeling.
P.S. That’s me on my SUP board this summer. I will be paddling on Lake Allatoona and Lanier this fall if you want to join me!