Monday, July 13, 2015

The summer is in full swing, but I see posts popping up in my feeds about going back to school. Here is why I am NOT listening.
School Is Out and Let's Keep It Out for Summer

Living in the Moment

Feel free at summertime

We are now at the cusp of summer break. 4 weeks flew by, but 5 more gorgeous weeks of summer are ahead of us. I am aware that some schools in US start back as early as the second week of August, but I do not want to think about buying school clothes, school supplies, and school organization just yet. I think that we, parents, could also benefit from living in the moment and enjoying summer days with our kids instead of spending our energies sitting in front of the computer screens in July contemplating the outfits our children will wear on the first day of school. After all, life as we know it can change in an instant. I would hate to miss these fleeting days of summer and of my daughter’s childhood.

Why Are We Rushing Ahead So Much?

I want to hope that we, bloggers, are just crazy people who start thinking of back to school earlier than “normal parents”, because of that strange effect called “seasonality”. You can (and should) blame social media for that – after all, nowadays more people look for ideas on Pinterest or get them delivered (whether they want it or not) through social sharing of their friends. So bloggers “work ahead” to prepare for whatever the next big event is going to be and the posts about school lunches and school uniforms are starting to pour out early with posts from homeschool community that apparently can’t wait to go back to school as well. I promise that I am not going to work ahead… at least until August, where I am teaming up with public school bloggers to talk about sending our kids back to school.

Your Turn

Why do we start thinking of the next school year so early?

Are you thinking yet about starting the next year of school?

Enjoy Summer!

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Ticia said...

Yes, but more as a prep thing for me than because I want the kids to start. Just like public school teachers get going around now, so do homeschool teachers as we look at what we need to do for the coming school year. (And I guarantee you, any public or private school teacher worth their salt is already working on their classroom and plans for the coming year, unless they've been in THAT room for years).

shelah moss said...

I really do not want to think about going back to school. I always need more summer time. :)

Terri Thompson said...

I'm not listening either!! We're still in the middle of summer and school doesn't start back until after Labor Day. There's no need to start preparing yet. I'm not ready to let go of summer until it's over!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Nope, not thinking about it at all. Thankfully we still have a full month of summer left, and lots of fun things to do until then!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I LOVE summer - not going to mess it up with thoughts of school. Learning maybe, but NOT school.

Carolin said...

Luckily, we still have another two years before we have to worry about back to school, but I know already that I'll be the mum who's going to be crazily excited about buying school supplies and new stationery products :D