I know that it’s that time of year for parents and children. Back to school! It’s a great time and all, but I don’t want to be in such a hurry to get through this year. Summer is still in effect- even if only for a few days officially.
Autumn will kick in, with it comes Thanksgiving and Halloween. Then it’s winter with Christmas vacation and New Year’s. Spring hits us pretty quick as the kids get more time off before finishing out the school year. Only to start Summer all over again.
Each day will pass us by quickly as we plan for the next one. My wife was surprised that I didn’t want to do much but chill out during my last vacation at the end of August. The biggest thing for me was to experience a change of environment in order to relax. I couldn’t have done it had we been at home the entire time. Some new projects or workload would’ve been added as the days went on. I wouldn’t have been able to just chill out.
I have come to realize that not every moment needs a purpose. Not every minute needs to be filled up with activities. Even as the kids begin another year at school, I hope they find a few moments of nothingness to enjoy in amongst the hectic schedule that we have all become accustomed to.
I don’t really want summer to end- but it has to. At least more memories to be made over the year are still to come. Let’s just try and savor them a bit more.