In my opinion it is a little too soon and a little too hot for school to be starting. but since no one asked my opinion (or would care about it if they did) my grandkids are starting back to school this week. Actually only Hope and Wil start this week and the others go back next week. We took this last chance on Tuesday for an impromptu end-of-summer-vacation pizza picnic. (Pizza, because moms who will soon be packing lunches everyday didn't want to start that activity any sooner than they had to.)
EJ has a couple of weeks before she starts her last year of pre-school so she was all smiles.
The big kids brought bikes and scooters.
They climbed a faux mountain at the park,
and worked on their balancing skills.
EJ wasn't too happy that she couldn't do some of the things the big kids could do,
but when she met a new friend everything got better.
Beck has a couple of years before he has to even think about starting school, so he was, as usual, happy to just play.
The truth is that most of the kids are pretty happy to be going back to school. I am the one who will miss being able to have last minute pizza picnics at the park.