They call these the Dog Days of Summer.
For some, including my husband, they signal the beginning of school/work once again. I am grateful to have the luxury with Elisabeth and James to savor each day of summer as it slips away without having school as a fixture in our lives right now. Someday perhaps things will change, adjustments will be made ... but for now, August is still summer for the three of us.
We are lucky to have other friends whose children aren't in school (either not yet or not at all) with whom to spend these days, playing, creating, and discovering.