I love this time of year. I love that the heat will simmer down. I love that nature turns on the colorvision and I love that school starts.
Even though my kids don't hop on a yellow bus and leave me at home, we do get back into a routine, or more like a rhythm. Our co-op starts. Soccer and bowling leagues start. We participate in homeschool days at local sites and of course we "do school" each day.
We started our bookwork about five weeks ago and this week I decided to take off. We had a pool party with our co-op today and tomorrow we leave to visit family and I figured we'd just enjoy this last week of summer without school.
That turned out to be a mistake. My natives are restless and I am so glad this week is over. It's really put a damper on things having the squabbling start back up. I've found that keeping them busy prevents most of the fussing. Bored kids don't have time to fight.
Their future looks to be VERY busy.