Labor Day Factoids and Reflections

by Jennifer Miller on September 2, 2013

in Favorite Things, Weekend Reflections

If you’re an American reading this today, Happy Labor Day! Feeling kind of curious about this holiday? You might find this summary of Labor Day factoids from CNN interesting.

Me? I’m feeling more pensive at the moment. Labor Day is always the day before school starts, marking the end of our summer and the transition into the new school year. During the summer, I love the warm weather and the extra time we spend together as a family and am loathe to let that go. As a family, we really dial it back in the summer – we have fewer commitments and more time to connect over dinners on the back deck.


We go to the beach . .


Jen gets a sand pedi from Miss P.



. . .explore new perspectives while on vacation . . .


Lincoln Memorial

We visited our nation’s capital on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

. . .and play a game of catch in the front yard after dinner with friends.

Summer provides time for a spontaneous game of ball.

Summer provides time for a spontaneous game of ball.


The Labor Day holiday for me is a “threshold” day that promises more activity once we step across. People continually remind me that my kids’ childhood will be gone in the blink of an eye. When talking with my eldest child (who is now tall enough to look me straight in the eye), I know it’s true. So even though this holiday was created to honor the American worker, for now at least, it means something entirely different to me.

What does the Labor Day holiday mean to you?

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