I miss it already. I love summer. I love lazy days, eating outside, sleeping in, family cook-outs, and little trips. This summer was particularly care-free. We had fewer obligations than usual. It was ideal.
However, the end of summer is inevitable and the beginning of school makes me want to organize and whip these little students of mine (we are a homeschooling fam) back into shape. Must return to schedule. Must learn. Must get dressed before lunch. Must get back to doing chores regularly.
Chores? Oh yeah, chores. I've struggled through the years with chores. How much do we give them? How hard should they be? Should they be paid? How do I keep it all straight?