Tuesday, June 03, 2008

One More Day!

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that there is just ONE MORE DAY of school!

Part of me is glad to see the school year end, it will be nice not to have to get up at 6 am to let the dog out, and get darling daughter off to school.

BUT...the other part of me does not want to give up my days to myself. I am not looking forward to hearing "I am bored"....."there is no one to play with"....."Can I call _______?"....... "Can I call_______?"......."Can we go to the pool?"........."Can we go to the store" ......."Play with me, Mama"........"How come you never play with me?" (this one is usually right after I have either taken her to the pool, store or driven her across town to a friends or spent an hour dressing a barbie doll)

Fortunately, DD has several activities planned for this summer so at least part of the time she will be occupied.

So tomorrow morning at 6 am (or earlier depending on what time the dog decides she needs to bark) I will, for the last time in 4th grade, get up, take the dog out, make breakfast and pack a lunch for DD, call my lovely sleepyhead repeatedly until she makes her grumpy appearance, suggest to her that she is going to miss the bus if she does not hurry one more time and wish her a happy day as she goes to the bus!

THEN.....As the school bus pulls away from our corner and the house is mine once again.....I will savor the moments of peacefulness....a quiet house, a cup of coffee, the newspaper.

But at 3pm when the bus pulls back up to our corner and my happy 10 year old bounces off and hurries into the house to tell me "School is out.....Summer is here." I will smile and think of all the fun times we will have together and how this will be the only shot we get at her 4th grade summer!

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez"

Happy Summer Everyone!

(only 81 days till school starts again!)


Tanya said...

Happy Summer to you! Friday was our last day of school. Our first week of summer is going well so far...I have only yelled twice :)

TMK said...

Love the count down....except 81 days is forever!

jettybetty said...

Hope you really enjoy your summer!