Dentists. Annual physicals. Orthodontist. Haircuts.
Clothes buying. School-supply shopping. Menu adjusting for school.
Last ice skating outing. Last swimming pool visit. Last sleeping in.
Watching all three LOTR movies. Making banana bread. Redecorating our kitchen chalkboard wall.
Oh, yeah, and our weekend in NYC seeing Wicked and the behind-the-scenes program about the show, plus other fun NYC things (more later.)
It's been a typical late August here at the Hungry household, except the morning temperatures hover around 60F, which is just abnormal. But I love it. Except the kids can't swim in their friends' frigid pools.
We have one week. And I'm not even sure what we'll do with it. Maybe that's best, something unstructured and unscheduled.
Because the school year, with all of its activities, is busy enough: Ice skating. Kung fu. Book club. Girl Scouts. Religious education. Piano lessons. Cello and violin practice. Homework. Hospice. Historic house tours.
But also fall leaves, sweaters, apples and pumpkins, open windows, Halloween costumes. My favorite season.
All things considered, I really can't wait.