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Saying Goodbye To Summer

Posted by Patience on August 14, 2009 at 8:57 AM in Connecting with kids
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So we are saying goodbye to summer, almost. One last road trip to see family, a few more days to sleep in, the lazy trips to the park are winding down. I find in times of transition my kids love rituals to help them reflect and then welcome the next season before us. Some times they are intentional, sometimes they unfold on their own.

We laid in bed last night (all of us, I don't know how this always happens), talking about this, that and the other. I asked them what they will miss about summer.

Lucy: "Dress up all day!"
Jack: "Hanging out with my family."
Josiah: "The pool will be closed."

"I'll miss not having to go anywhere." I said.
"Yeah." they chimed in.

Out with the old and in with the new. After a goodbye, there is almost always a hello.
Hello cool new shoes for school, hello new teachers, hello occasional school cafeteria lunch full that kids like for some reason beyond me, hello old friends...

What are you saying goodbye and hello to? Ask your kids, I bet they have plenty to say on the subject. As always, feel free to share in the comments.


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