The Shortening Of Summer
I was looking around the web at lunch today and noticed that more than a few major retailers are already pushing fall and back-to-school deals. It's only July 21st! Schools in Madison, for example, have only been out for 5 weeks. These poor kids are still in the middle of their summer vacation and they're already being assaulted with back-to-school ads.
I remember that feeling of dread when the first back-to-school flyer would come out. It's the same dread I feel today if I watch 60 Minutes on a Sunday night. I still feel like that damn clock is just ticking down toward the end of my weekend. I hate it, and I'm sure kids hate being told that summer's almost over, when it's only just begun.
I don't know why we all try to rush through the present to get to the next big thing. We rush through the fall to start thinking about Christmas. We go through the motions for a month, just waiting to really live on a vacation. Even if we adults can't learn to settle down, relax, and enjoy the moment, we should at least let kids do it.
Posted by at July 21, 2005 12:33 PM
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|# July 21st, 2005 3:27 PM Diane|
|This is the time of year to stay out of Wal Mart. It is madness with parents and kids running round everywhere. Screaming, crying...that's just the mothers. |