OK~ Here in Iowa school starts in almost two weeks! August 17th to be exact. The sad part of this matter (in this Mom's opinion) is that it starts before the Iowa State Fair has even ended. The Iowa State Fair runs from Aug. 12th-Aug. 22nd. Summertime usually means family vacations, family reunions, and just time for some R & R. It's always nice to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Here in Iowa, our Winters can be somewhat brutal. Once the school year begins to roll, it is so easy to get caught up in everything and forget about our families! I guess there's not much this Mom can do, accept register my 10th Grader for school and pray that he smiles for his school picture. In 8th Grade the poor kid never even had a school photo- due to the absent mindedness of his Mother! No money on picture day, no pictures to purchase!
Does school start so early where you live? In our school district some of the buildings do not have air conditioning, which means August can be pretty brutal in some of these classrooms. In this Mom's opinion, which really doesn't matter- it would make more sense to go later into June when our weather tends to be cooler and wetter. Our local swimming pool also misses out on some potential income~ a short Summer season for all. Seems to be the way folks want it! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?