It’s a bittersweet day and it is every year – the last day of school. The kids are excited to have endless days in the pool but are sad that they won’t see their friends for 7 hours every day.
I know there’s mothers out there that look forward to this day. They dream about this day and all the adventures that they can have with their kids. I am not that mom. Perhaps its the stage of my children – when they’re older it might be a different story.
Either way, I’m hear to say that you can love your kids dearly and still dread all of them being home at the same time for any stretch of time. I enjoy the schedule that school provides for our family. I like that they don’t expect screen time. I like that they fight less with each other. I like that they come home from school and know that they have chores that have to be completed. I like the school year. And even though being in the “trenches” of motherhood during the summer isn’t grand – it does have some perks.
My favorite perk – absolutely no obligations. Without any obligations, I’m able to take our crew to Idaho for extended amounts of time which is my very favorite part of summer. In fact if you ask my kids, it’s their favorite part of summer as well. We measure summer based on when we’re going to Idaho. My other favorite part – no laundry! The kids live in swimsuits which makes laundry day a breeze!
Ready or not – summer is here!
Our annual first and last day of school pictures.