Here’s how the story goes. One 6th grader. One 4th grader. One 1st grader. One preschooler.
Basic math: 4 kids + 3 all day school goers + 1 Mon-Wed-Fri AM Preschooler= 1 bored child left at home who will be forced to run errands more than she wants and will miss those 3 big sisters who included her in their days all summer long.
I’m sad when our summers end. I’m happy for a schedule again. I’m sad to have to spend so much time on spelling and math facts and projects. I’m happy to have a few minutes to myself. School year beginnings are bittersweet moments. Just the beginnings though. It doesn’t take long before we all fall into routine again, schedules become like well oiled machines, it starts getting dark at a decent bedtime, I remember their specific specifications of lunch packing, and within a couple weeks the “fun, lets go to the pool with a picnic” mom has been replaced with the more drill sergeant-ish one who is responsible for little educations. Its a harsh adjustment but it lends itself beautifully to looking forward to lazy summer days once again.
These are big years. McKenna will rule the school. Kyla will tackle 4th grade with the same effort and intensity she always does. Ellie will finally get to use her lunchbox and make her debut as an all-day school goer. She’s thrilled, I’m less than thrilled. And little Avery will graduate from preschool this year, learn to write her name and continue to break my heart as she frequently does by putting final punctuations to another phase of my life.
OK, I’m ready. Let’s do this ladies. Here’s to hopefully another great year!
Bear Lake post always have the most pictures. (A) Maybe its because its beautiful. (B) Maybe its because my kids get to do so many dang cool things. (C) Maybe because its because they are just cute. Answer is (D) all of the above. Anyway, still playing catch up here on the blog so here is a slew of pics from the summer. My kids love it here and after all the pics you’ll know why. Enjoy.
McKenna’s a pretty good shot!
*Highlight of McKenna’s trip was Grandpa teaching her the beginnings
of barrel racing!
Bear Lake Rodeo 2012
chasing sheep to win money tied to their tails
Pretty great way to spend a summer huh.