And what if I’m not ready for summer to end?

I'm not ready for summer to endI cannot believe it’s already the middle of July. This summer (like every summer) has flown by at warp speed.  Being a home-school educator means there is a lot of prep work to get done to prepare for the upcoming school year – deciding on curriculum, purchasing curriculum, taking inventory of school supplies, making lessons plans, planning out extracurricular activities….it’s a long list. It seems overwhelming. I should probably start on it now. Actually I should have started on it weeks ago, but instead I’d really rather not think about it all. I guess I’ll put it off for at least another day or two.

Whether you are a home-schooler, public-schooler, private-schooler, or un-schooler, the end of summer can seem depressing. Daunting.  Overwhelming.  The beginning of fall is exciting, but busy, too, with a lot of tasks and pressures. Shopping, planning, scheduling, registering…..

Summer break has a lot of expectations to live up to. We expect to get plenty of time to rest and relax, but also get out and have adventures, too.  Before summer is over, I want to make sure we had fun. Did we go enough places? Did we go fishing enough? Did the kids get plenty of play time? Did we read enough library books? Did I get a break so I can start out fresh and not be burnt out when we start school? Summer is our time to play, rest and work. It’s our time to ditch the regular daily schedule, but also make sure we are spending enough time traveling, reading, hiking, biking, and attending summer camps.  Summer is relaxing busyness.

And what if I’m not ready for summer to end? I’d like a few more months of “break”. But, there’s really nothing I can do about it except make the most of the next few weeks.   We’ll pack as many fun activities and as much relaxing as we can into every minute of every day.  We’ll enjoy the sun, enjoy each other, and get ready for another school year that’s just around the corner.

About jenna

Jenna has been an oilfield wife for over 12 years. Her Hot Oil Man husband started working in the oilfield a few months before they were married. The oilfield has lead them all the way from Northern CO to Alaska, where they've lived in the Matanuska Valley for 4 years. The family consists of their two children; a strong-willed daughter age 10, and a goofy son age 7. And of course what family would be complete without a couple of dogs and rabbits thrown in the mix. Jenna is a stay at home mom who doesn't “stay at home” much, and enjoys gardening, baking, reading, watching movies, four wheeling, hiking, fishing, and LOVES shopping. Since moving to the last frontier they have also started home schooling, which is another adventure all it’s own.

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