Today was the last day of school for us. I know, I know, we’re pretty much the last district on the planet that was still in school. We’ve been counting down to this day and we’re all pretty happy about it. But as I’ve been thinking about what the end of school means and what the summer holds I find myself conflicted. Summer brings freedom from being bound to the schedules and early mornings, but it brings with it its own set of problems.
No more packing lunches, but…hearing “what’s for lunch?” on top of “what’s for dinner?”
Open schedules to be free and spontaneous, but…hearing “I’m bored a minimum of 10 times a day
No more backpacks and papers everywhere, but…more stuff in every room, everywhere, all day.
No more setting the alarm for 6:15am, but…kids staying up too late, keeping me up too late.
Overall, summer break’s great. The pros outweigh the cons. Then again, I haven’t even finished day 1 yet. Here’s to a summer of more spontaneity and less whining!