Yay! Yippee! Hooray!
Today is the last day of school! The kids will miss their friends and teachers, but we are so ready to not have a 6:00 am alarm clock. We are not morning people. If school started at 10:00 am, we would be much happier people!
This is the point of school where everybody is exhausted, tired of the routine, and ready for a break. Teachers included! They work so hard all year for so little pay and they need the summer break to rest and refresh themselves for the next school year. I do believe teaching is a calling. It takes so much patience and you have to have faith and believe in God to get you through it! Sometimes more so because of the parents than students! (Although I have been home with kids, teaching is my college degree, can you tell?) That, and my kids had a GREAT group of teachers this year that we will miss.
I have to go get ready for all the things going on today, but the last day is always a fun day. My middle child is graduating from 8th grade this morning. I told him when he was getting ready I feel old because next year I will have 2 high school kids. He is sweet, he said, "you're not old." I would like him to convince my body and scattered brain that!
I am sure I will be a little frazzled all day because all 3 kids are in different directions. We have been scrambling around all week using what is left for school lunch and supplies. I just met my sister at the fence with sandwich bags for her kids. I am the street Kroger. I don't know why I have so much stuff. Anybody needs something they forgot at the store and they call me. My mom came over one day when I wasn't home and got coconut for a cake. I didn't even remember buying coconut! I must have been going to make something and didn't get around to it. My nieces and nephews shop when they come over. They get a snack and go upstairs to the bonus room and take a toy that my kids have outgrown home with them. Whatever keeps them coming over!
I am going to go enjoy this last day and know by this afternoon I will be able to have my kids back with me for a little while before it starts all over again!