I am surprised, too.
You see, it's the last day of school around here because, evidently, we want to start school about August 3rd.
Don't get me wrong. I did a very nice and completely embarassing to our nearly sixth grade daughter happy dance this morning when I packed up the LAST LUNCH. Whoohooo! However, it is still going to just be a high of 65 today, so lazy summers spent at the pool are still a few weeks away.
Which leads me to the ever present question: what the hee-haw heck am I going to do with these children all day, every day?
Thankfully, quite a bit is on our schedule, but not enough that it makes me dread the upcoming weeks. We have taken the approach to allow our kids to participate in various activities, but not to sign our lives (or checks) away to one particular sport or event. We have no ball players this summer, as the ages are still too young for the bottom half, and the big girls decided to take a summer off of organized sports. A part of me (the joiner) was a little taken aback, can I just say that their choice has made my shuttling and scheduling a lot easier? This may be the only summer that this decision worked out this way, but PRAISE GOD for it!
Maybe that's why I have had the time to soak in this summer's possibilities and reflect on how much change there will be as we start our adventure today.
So much change.
So much that I'm feeling a little wistful as I tick off what we've done just this morning. Jack was screened at the "big school" for his entry into the world of kindergarten, while Anna enjoyed her last moments as a grade schooler. Joe is finishing up his teaching career with finals and boxes packed and good byes said. It's a lot of end for a time that should feel like the beginning. I guess we Webels enjoy change, as our life has brought about a lot of it in the past years.
But that's life, right? That's what makes a story good, and friends, I guarantee I will have lots and lots of fresh stories over this summer.
Because evidently, it's summer.
|The last day for our 5th, 3rd and 1st graders!|