With back-to-school open houses in a week and three first days of school within a week of that, I am feeling that chest-tightening pain of summer winding down. It will be nice to get back into a routine. It will be excellent to feed our brains with new information. It will be wonderful to return to classrooms with old friends and make new ones. New school supplies and fall wardrobes are things to get excited about it (as are cooler temps, and eventually snow).
But I will miss the lazy days of summer.
Days like this.