With a nod to Gordon Lightfoot, today’s Daily Post piece speaks of the transition out of summer vacation and into the school routine.
As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?
From what I can recall, I had mixed feelings about the start of school. I now think that I would have loved to have been home-schooled where I would not have had to deal with all of the drama that made learning difficult for me. But I made it through and really thrived in college and two master’s programs.
As a parent of a junior in high school (my oldest has entered his freshman year of college) the end of summer now comes in early August. A “balanced calendar” they call it means a shorter summer and more breaks throughout the school year. Some people like and some do not. “But,” I often ask, “how many jobs other than teaching has a work calendar that offers the summer off?”