Summer’s almost over!
You can tell. It’s still very very hot during the day – sometimes stifling hot, and often very humid to boot, which is no fun at all. But! It cools off at night, and this morning my sockless feet are actually cold, praise be. In just a couple of months I’ll be wearing my sheep-wool slippers and muttering that my feet are never warm enough, but after the past eight weeks of wishing I could straight-up peel the skin right off my body cold feet are the best.
School starts on September 5th, and $100 worth of school supplies later (not counting shoes, clothes, or winter outerwear) Harry is almost ready for second grade. Ron is back for another year of twice-weekly preschool, and Arthur starts grade primary so he’ll be returning for before and after school.
It’s also sign-up time for extra-curricular activities again.
I never did those kinds of things as a kid; we had no money, no time, and only one car. We made our own fun, which was easy enough on a densely-wooded 18-acre property. On a 3/4 acre fenced lot near a busy road, there are fewer chances for self-directed mayhem.
This is our schedule, commencing in early October:
Monday is actually going to be the tricky one – I work until 5:30, so there is just no way to get dinner on the table and into hungry bellies before 5:45. We’ll need dinner late that night. And at first glance it looks like the schedule of those crazy families who over-commit to things and drive themselves nuts.