For the last few weeks my emotions have been in a tizzy...
it happens every year
always around mid May
when the school buzz wrap up starts to hit...
I feel the shift in the air
school treasures begin to trickle home
my chickadees start dropping hints that another year of learning will be taking a hiatus
this is our last list of spelling words
we just finished the Social Studies text book
their journal books are full
i told them i was more then willing to staple empty pages in them so they can continue on...
really it's not any trouble at all!
a little bird told me they were running low on glue sticks in their classroom..
I quickly made a mad dash to Target and happily sent in glue sticks for all the kindergarten children in my son's class...
so they can continue crafting, gluing till their hearts content!
I feel torn because i love summer and my kiddos being home
I love the the carefree spirit that summer brings
I love the slower mornings
the late night swims
our home turns into a B&B
to all our friends, family....
for all to travel to our Casa for some much need R&R
I stock the fridge with plenty of lemonade, ice tea
the freezer is always filled with an assortments of Popsicles,
the smell of sunscreen will once again be a permanent aroma throughout these months of warmth
wet bathing suits will find themselves littering my bathroom floors
but it also means...
my kindergartner, my baby, will be a First Grader
it means my sweet second grader will be a Third Grader
it means i will be a parent of a middle schooler
we will have yet another school to learn about, new friends to meet.... it's much, much bigger
she will be doing it without the side by side comfort of her sisters and brother
gulp, gulp, gulp
it means I will not have a Freshmen any more....
in 3 weeks I will have a
High School Sophomore
wasn't it just yesterday...
that i was watching her begin her Freshmen climb
I'm here to tell you there are no words that can begin to describe how proud I am of her
not only has she done the work
she's done it with excellence
is that my children are thriving
they are growing~ intellectually, spiritually
i'm a sappy mess!!!
thanks for being there for me to sap away...
BTW, I just had to show you pictures of my latest passion
You see, I reupholstered by kitchen chairs in
vinyl, which i ordered from Fabric.com without a swatch....
4 yards and 6 chairs later
I couldn't be more thrilled!
Cheers to YOU!!!!