Friday, June 18, 2010

Mixed Emotions

Today is the last day of school for my kids.  Crazy that the school year goes on as long as it does here.  Hubby and I still have four days next week too.  Ugh!  So, it is difficult being a teacher and wanting the year to end so badly it makes my head spin.  And my kids have mixed emotions about the end of the school year.  Monkey told me last night that she is 50/50 on today being the last day of school.  She said she is going to miss her friends and her teacher.  Her teacher is amazing.  Indy didn't way in, but asked me at dinner last night why the school year has to end so that pretty much said it all for me.  I think he gets bored during the summer sometimes.  He is the oldest and pretty much gets dragged to everything under the sun including toddler activities for ESPN.  His favorite library program is no longer being offered, which he doesn't even know yet.  I have to find some activities for a 4th grader!  OMG, 4th grade!  Wow!  So it is with mixed emotions that I will set up my welcome to summer celebration for the kids after school.  I have not even painted the banner yet.  Mutt dove into the summer I bought for the kids yesterday so the celebration is a little anti-climatic.  But, it is with mixed emotion non-the less so I don't think anyone will be too upset that the packages are ripped open! 


Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Hi Kirsten! Here from NFF - I am not a teacher anymore but I was one for several years and I totally know what you're saying!

Curriculum's finished, grades are going in, kids are wild, and you're just DONE! lol

Hang in there! I feel your pain! :)

Ali said...

You are so good. OMG, how did Indy become a 4th grader, I remember his first explosion of the rear!!!!

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