Summer is just like Christmas - slow coming, and over in a hurry. I’m sad to say good-bye to summer for all of the obvious reasons. Mostly, I feel like there is so much left undone when it comes to the kids; 8 year old Sam needs some bike rides, 5 year old Ben is near ready to learn to ride a ‘two-wheel’ bike, 11 year old Jon and 13 year old Chris need me to go ‘dirt jumping’ with them – head to the shale pit and build jumps and ramps. Most of all they need me around to affirm them. Kids, especially boys, need affirmation from their father as much as they need love and hugs from their mom. I’ve been on the edge of too busy all summer.
So, I’m sad to say good-bye to my favourite season but there is some good time left. September is probably my favourite month of the year – fresh breeze, turning leaves, cooler temps and a routine that comes with school. And, friends return from wherever they’ve been – cottage, holidays and so there’s a reunion of sorts.
Frankly, I haven’t really been to the beach since Mother’s Day. That’s not quite accurate – I did show ShoreTurtle and RedHead Fangirl how foggy and dark it can be at Hirtles Beach.
Carter’s Beach is one of the most amazing stretches of sand anywhere in Nova Scotia - this is about 40 minutes from my back door. Take a look at these pictures taken by my friend Janice. Wish I could plunk down and sleep on the sand for a week. Next summer, I will.
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