Hunker Down Kids, Winter is Coming

I think it’s over.

I am bummed.

But I try to keep my chin up, spin the positive and move forward.  Move on.  Change is inevitable.  And constant.  The ebb and flow of a life lived.  And despite the finality some change brings, life will certainly move on.  And I’ll be there with it.

I had to turn on the furnace. In freaking September!!

Summer has officially ended!  And despite the constant blur that is my memory of this summer, I shall truly miss it.  It’s never long enough, but then again, is anything that we sincerely enjoy?

The falling leaves are now acting in concert with the dips in temperatures and our thoughts have shifted from pools and sun screen to goblins and elves.  Anticipation of the seasons ahead leave little time to mourn seasons past.

I suppose that’s for the best.

Yesterday, on the ride home from school, the kids began eagerly discussing possibilities for wintertime activities.  Zane has already begun flag football.  Zoë wants to take soccer.  Zia is on the fence, torn between dance or karate.

“I like to dance, but I really want to learn to kick.”

Zella was a bit more decisive.  “Ooh, yeah.  I want to take karate, too.  So I can punch Zander in the face!”

It’s going to be a long winter.

  8 comments for “Hunker Down Kids, Winter is Coming

  1. Sep 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    You need to get them Sumo suits and let them take out thier agression that way.

    • Ed
      Sep 30, 2010 at 5:17 am

      They have issues.

  2. Sep 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I thought summer was over, but this week we’re back in the 80’s and the A/C is running. I don’t hear that fat lady singing yet.

    • Ed
      Sep 30, 2010 at 5:17 am

      This is good news indeed. Send it my way.

  3. Sep 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I love this time of year, the pear tree at the bottom of the garden groaning under the weight of its hundreds of inedible fruit, berries on the climbing shrubs and the plant that I bought on eBay that I strongly suspect is a cannabis plant is higher than the garage and pushing on, won’t be long before the police helicopters can spot it on their radar.

    Mist in the morning and a smoky chill in the air in the evening, reds, oranges on the trees, and purple heather on the moors.

    What is there not to like.

    Did I mention my birthday too ?

    • Ed
      Sep 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      You make a fairly strong argument. But can’t we have all of that without needing the furnace?

  4. Sep 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Now I want to take Karate too!

    • Ed
      Sep 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      Why do you want to punch Zander?

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