Today is the last day of school. Does it mean I'm a bad mom that I'm not super excited about it? Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, but the phrases "too much of a good thing" and "absence makes the heart grow fonder" keep running through my head. There are some things I am looking forward to: not having to get up and out the door on time, no making sack lunches, no driving carpool, no homework, no structure, freedom to do what we want, fun vacations, etc, but it's only been an hour and I'm already feeling like my space is being invaded. The true introvert in me is coming out and remembering that I really like peace and quiet and having my own time and space. So, here's to summer and hoping I survive it!
All that said, my kids had a great year. They loved their teachers and friends and both grew a lot. I am grateful they both enjoy school, do so well (Max even got an award for being on the High Honor Roll) and are able to go to such a great school. Believe it or not, they are already looking forward to next year (as am I, hee-hee, only 13 weeks to go!), and were actually sad that this year is over (I think Abby even cried).
Truthfully, I am really glad to have them around for the summer and we have some really fun things planned. It will be a wild and crazy summer and then the baby is due. Having them home to keep me busy will help it go faster... and I do enjoy their company.