Yesterday afternoon we sat, in our bathing suits, making sand castles, sand patties, sand cookies, and sand tunnels. We dipped our toes in the frigid Pacific and took in the sun. We laughed at the sea lions calling to each other and looked with awe at the pelicans dive fishing with uncanny precision.
It was a day at the beach. A day like so many others we’ve enjoyed this summer.
It ended in a warm shower, sand flowing down the drain.
Today there was more fun in the sun. More play in the sand. It was warm and lovely. Another perfect summer day.
But when we pulled into the driveway tonight and opened the doors a cold wind nipped at our bare legs. When I put the girls in their pajamas I chose warm fuzzy ones and I hurried to shut the window that has been propped open for two months. I left their room and sidestepped the fan that has kept their room cool all summer. We don’t need it tonight.
C starts school on Wednesday.
Summer is over. The start of school was a hint. The change in weather confirmed it.