...getting ready for back to school when my children were small.
School shopping involved jeans and sweaters and cute little flannel plaid jumpers.
The weather was a bit crisp.
Crisp enough in the morning for a small, warm jacket...
...or a hot cocoa send off.
We changed the wreaths on our houses to autumn leaves...
and the displays on our porches to corn shucks and pumpkins.
Those were the good old back-to-school days.
Living in Arizona...
...not so much.
Yesterday involved trying to find some longer shorts to accommodate a new school dress code.
After failed visits to 6 stores, we were hot and sweaty and cranky.
There were no jeans or sweaters or cute little flannel plaid jumpers.
There was no talk of buying fall decorations.
There was mostly just sweat, gasping for water and whining.
And my Granddaughters weren't doing a whole let better.
Our youngest Granddaughter proceeded to get ready for autumn, regardless of the heat, though.
Her perfect little jack-o-lantern teeth were just the ticket to remembering that cooler weather...
...and carving pumpkins are on their way.
We just need to sweat it out a little bit longer around here.
And find those mister fans so the kids don't pass out from heat on the playground at recess.