His first year of official school has come to a close. I’m not sure where the time went. I’m quite certain it wasn’t that long ago that he was just a babe in my lap and then a toddler learning to walk. Yet here he is on the brink of turning five. It’s so fun to watch them grow yet it’s hard too. It’s like every emotion under the sun wrapped into one experience. This motherhood thing is so much more than I bargained for in every conceivable way.
I look back at what a few months can do and just have to giggle. Letting him go the first day was hard for this mom yet just months later we’re both showing off our smiles.
And check out the personality coming out by the end of the school year!
Lastly, I have a little vent. I spent Tuesday helping with my daughter’s class. I have to say I don’t understand why they don’t do the AIMS testing in May instead of April. It’s the big push from the start of the year and with it over in April the last month appeared to be a complete bust. If I hadn’t known the last day of school was today I would never have believed it Tuesday. Walking through the halls lined of boxes with supplies for moving and empty rooms with desks stacked against the walls and kids watching movies all cried “we’re done” to me. I know my memory is kind of hazy now but I don’t remember much more “take down” during my last days of school beyond cleaning desks and doing inventory of books and such. Apparently the teacher’s release time lines more exactly with the kids’ time these days. By the looks of things the last day activities started on Monday.
But the bottom line is we made it! School is out and now it’s time for some unscheduled summer fun. We’ll kick it off right with cousins here this weekend and that will be wonderful. My kids can’t wait, in fact they’ve been counting down the minutes for several hours now! So I guess I’d better finish the laundry!