It gets to August first every summer when I start to feel like it is time.
Time for normalcy.
Time to go back.
I love the summer but I think it just lasts a little too long for me. As a teacher I have always seen the benefits of year round school…a fall break, Thanksgiving break, a nice long winter and spring break, and a six week summer break. It would lower the chances of the “summer slide” and give kids and parents the opportunity to have breaks throughout the year.
I think that would work for me as a parent and a teacher.
My kids have been good as gold this summer. There have been plenty of fights and total meltdowns, but over all it has been an incredible summer.