Is it November? Should I be setting my alarm for 3 am to go to the mall in the morning? Do I need a sleeping bag so I can camp out at Best Buy? Looking through the Sunday sale papers with crazy back-to-school sales is reminding me of the Black Friday ads Thanksgiving week.
Now don't get me wrong--I love fresh school supplies. The smell of pencils right out of the package, the feel of a new eraser, the crispness of a brand new notebook with its unwritten pages. I love it all. I look forward to Target's $1 Crayola markers and 25 cent crayons all year long. Even before I had children I would buy the crayons. It's that good of a deal.
But last I checked, it's still July.
Can't we just enjoy the summer? Do we have to rush? When my boys are old enough for school and summer vacation, we're going to squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of it. We still have lots of time to spend at the pool and walking to Dairy Queen. We still have plenty of nights of chasing fireflies. What's the hurry?
Am I the only one that feels this way?