Here we go, the final countdown to summer break! This last week of school runs slower than any marathon I've ever finished, remember parents it is ONE DAY AT A TIME.
How does the last week compare with the first week?
First Week of School - Perfectly balanced lunch involving all the major food groups.
Last Week of School - two grapes looking like raisons, Fiber One Bar for health and a bag of Fruit Loops.
Last Week of School - wake up 10 minutes before we are out the door because who cares.
First Week of School - Get the required 8 hours of sleep, refreshed and ready for the day.
Last Week of School - Binge watch The Office until we look at our watches saying, "Oh shit, we gotta go to bed!"
First Week of School - Neatly folded clothes, loving put in dresser drawers.
Last Week of School - "Smell it, if you don't pass out then you can wear it."
First Week of School - Shiny new backpacks, lovingly packed.
Last Week of School - Pinning the strap on the tattered backpack saying, "You only have a few more days."
First Week of School - Beautiful insulated lunch box with ice blocks sectioning the food keeping it fresh.
Last Week of School - Finding the lunch boxes by following the smell. Ice blocks lost the 2nd day of school.
First Week of School - arrive early for drop off, loving send the teenager off to his bus.
Last Week of School - Two wheeling it through the parking lot, throwing open the door as Taco Bell wrappers fall out screaming, "RUN! Don't miss that MUS!!"
First Week of School - Stopping and having coffee with other parents after the drop off.
Last Week of School - Hiding from all the other parents because you're still in your pajamas and forgot your bra.
First Week of School - Sign and check all homework folders.
Last Week of School - Realizing you've already tossed the homework folders into the recycle bin a week ago.
Realizing that surviving both the first week and the last week of school takes talent.
Resistance is futile!
Have a great summer!