Today was so sad.
Mostly because summer leaves us so completely.
Critter gets quiet every year about this time.
Not for long, mind you, but you can tell he’s doing a mental farewell to the freedom and energy of summer.
We went for a pensive walk as a family, but Critter wanted to walk ahead alone with his thoughts.
We did a little creek exploring, but Critter wanted to stop and build a dam by himself.
We talked a bit about our goals for this coming school year, but Critter remained silent.
And during all of this, I walked into about 40 spider webs, give or take a couple hundred, resulting in my “HOLY-GUACAMOLE-GET-IT-OFF-GET-IT-OFF-GET-IT-OFF!” dance. This made Critter laugh. FINALLY.
I hate those dingdang things.
But if it brings Critter out of his back-to-school funk, I’ll walk face-first into a couple hundred more.