Thursday, August 19, 2010

Add another school year begins...

 Yesterday was back to school for the kids in our community. It is so early and so sad.  As I drove through town later in the day it was so disturbing. As I passed the local swimming pool it stood quietly waiting patiently waiting for the return of little swimmers. The sidewalks no longer held children on their bikes or Moms with their baby strollers....no there was nothing.
We live in a small community and when the children go to school it effects the entire town. There were cars at the bank and a few passing the post office but really it was sad. I adore seeing little ones walking and playing all summer long. The park is always full of teens on the basketball courts and playing tennis. The swings are usually full of families enjoying the shade with the little grills heating up...lunching and playing. Our park is always full of people. But when school starts everything changes. Not just the leaves on the trees but all the hustle and bustle of summer fades away and the park and sidewalks become a waste land. What once held laughing children now is barren.  Don't get me wrong....I love fall and I know that the children need to learn....I just am sad that another school year is starting and all the carefree days of summer are over...sigh..a sad beginning to fall.
 

10 comments:

lakeffect said...

Hmm, your sidebar indicates you are a teacher. Aren't you back, too?

ohiofarmgirl said...

Yes, I am a teacher, lakeffect, I taught in the public schools many years but go that job up to teach at home. Now I am a home school teacher!!! And loving it...but I am so sad when the children are back in school, including my own. Dianntha

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It's just a few hours a day....They'll be back out there after school and on weekends! Fall is an amazing time of year as everything and everyone get ready for the hibernation of winter. More people get together to celebrate the harvests, put up hay and preserve the wealth of their gardens.
Besides, as a teacher, you know how vital education is to lifelong happiness. I am enjoying my retirement from teaching but I have marvelous memories and lifelong relationships with former students and their parents. Fall is a good time to reconnect with all those kids.
★Linda★

Lili said...

I am just like you. A new School year always leaves me heartbroken...
I miss my kids...
Though I love autumn too.
But the kids back to school also means a long working year for everybody, long winter nights are in sight (we're blessed with Xmas to help us through the season, though...)... This is depressing, really.
HUgs!
Lili

Donetta said...

ah sweetie I know what you mean. It is so nice at the end of the day when the kids get home I do a little song and dance on the way to the door. "the kids are home the kids are home la la la la la la"
They love it when they open the door and I am so excited to see them and hear about their day.

Meggie said...

Ah, but it's a cycle and around we go. Soon it will be Halloween, then Christmas etc. And living where we do, we get to experience the four seasons. Aren't we lucky?

Laurie said...

It seems they go back earlier every year...

Farmchick said...

Hi~ thanks for stopping by....yes...our posts are similar aren't they. I have found that many people are saddened by the end of summer and the absence of their children! Hope you are doing well....

mary said...

Hi I'm from ohio too. It is nice going through your pages and reading your posts. It is different when the kids go back isn't it. I always had to re work my schedule to find something to put into all those empty lonely hours. Have a great and blessed day.

Heidi said...

The kids here have been back for two weeks already. In Holland, they only have a 6 week break over the summer because they have a number of 2 week breaks at other times in the year.

I am glad autumn is coming for many reasons including getting the keys to our new home in September finally. Autumn is my favorite season.

Hugs from HOlland ~
Heidi