We have entered the start of beach season for our family and the end of the school year is nearing for many others. There are little glimpses all around that hint at it that I've been enjoying lately.
There is something about the end of the "school year" nearing that still affects me very deeply, even though we are homeschooling so it makes no difference to us at all. It is like a sigh of relief. The start of freedom. I guess these are leftover feelings from my own childhood, that summer was fun and exciting and stretched wide open with possibility while the school year was...well, not.
I think about my own two boys and realize that they may never feel this way. They could celebrate the change of the seasons with just as much excitement as the last. Summer wouldn't be special in the way that it would mean freedom because they'd get that freedom year round.
This is a pretty incredible difference.
What about you? Do you have feelings of "Ahhhh, summer!" left over from your school days?