Is anyone else traumatized by the burgeoning Back-To-School section in Target? My kids’ school doesn’t begin until September 1st (I think), so the mere existence of those markers and backpacks and glue sticks is a real summer buzzkill for me.
I guess I could look at it positively and be grateful that we have a little more summer left, that there’s still the whole month of August where we can still go to a park after dinner, where my kids can sleep in (when they deign to, obviously), where we have less pressure and more leisure.
It’s been a good summer. The time has really passed very quickly, and the days have been jam-packed, which is likely contributing to the quick passage of time. Though, perhaps, it’s also because of aging. My husband and I were reflecting the other day on how much more quickly time seems to pass. How are we already in our mid-thirties? That’s weird. I anticipate that it will only get weirder. Hahaha.
Often, when my schedule is busy, I am able to crank out more pieces. That has been the case recently. I had a piece up on Kveller last week about how I motivate my kids to observe some of the less glamorous aspects of Judaism. And today I have my bi-monthly piece up on Hevria where musings about my backyard garden turn inward.
Enjoy the pieces and enjoy the summer!