After 10 years I'd kind of forgotten what it feels like to pine for the last day of school. I've never run a marathon, but the last few miles must feel like the squeeze of the end of school. My boy has had a great experience in Kindergarten but mama is tired! I've been counting down the months, then weeks, and now days since spring crept in in February. The last day of school is finally upon us and I'm celebrating my kid's accomplishments as well as the end of having to set my alarm for 6 AM. Yes!
Dear God, please let Jackson learn to sleep in. In Jesus' name, amen.
It's already blazing hot here in Houston during the afternoon, but the evenings are so nice. We've taken advantage of every opportunity to play outside till sundown, to the detriment of our mosquito-bitten ankles and pleasant daytime dispositions. Last week we had to force ourselves to put the kids to bed earlier because we'd been having too much fun and
But as of 3:00 today, we are free! Free! Free! Free!
Curtis and I are so proud of Jackson. He's a great little reader, he likes math, and he's exceeded my expectations for his conduct and self-control at school. We've had to work really hard on fine motor control, but he's made great improvements this semester. I feel more proud of him because he rose to the challenge than if he'd breezed through every single thing. He had a couple of tough experiences that pretty much every kid goes through at some point, although I never would have expected them in Kindergarten. God saw us through those things and I trust that He used them for His purposes. Jackson has learned so much. Is it possible that I have learned even more?
Soon Annabeth will start a twice-a-week summer day camp that our family has enjoyed the past two summers. Jackson and I have big plans to paint the town together. I'll miss having alone time, but I'm looking forward to making some great memories with my son. He's been begging me to take him to Splashtown since January and I plan to oblige.
First day of school.
Last day of school.
Happy summer, everyone!