My friend kindly described this week as 'the autumn rains are coming', which is better than complaining about it pouring rain for a few days and the temperature drastically dropping, don't you think? :) But I think we are feeling it here in our area of the world...my boys found some trees where the tips are turning yellow, the calendar is telling us the summer is coming to an end, and I think we're all kind of just sensing this shift as it happens.
What kind of fall person are you? Glad to send your kids back, or mourning the loss of the time together? Relieved to embrace routines again, or getting in all the lazy days you can while you still have a week? Ever since my kids started school, I have struggled a bit with sending them back to school and saying goodbye to summer easy living, but I have always been a big fan of fall with cooler weather and routines, so it is kind of a mixture for me these days!
This year is extra fun, with learning about my new rhythms at ConnectSLP. I am really looking forward to working with some little kids again, and curious about what my work will entail! Opportunities to advertise and connect and build relationships are opening up all the time, and I'm really thankful so far for the ways this allows me to reach out to others!
As you send your kids back to school, can I just encourage you for a moment to set aside that overwhelmed feeling (I know it well!) and take some time to really connect with your kids? Give them a few moments on their agenda (even if it means coming up with questions about Minecraft), and let them know you are proud of them and who they are as humans. Think of some specific character traits that you love about them and tell them they are great. They're heading off into a world that can be overwhelming at times, and their little hearts need to know that you are in their corner! That connection with you can set the tone for learning for them and give them the confidence they need to be the best they can be.
Good luck to us all as we transition to fall!
P.S. Notice anything different about my website? :) Bee happy!