This has been the longest yet shortest school year in the history of all school years. Well, for me it was.
Normally, I’m one of the first ones to bitch about the fact that, despite the excitement of summer arriving, the dread of the entire family being home under one roof is terrifying.
Even my husband will be home.
I like my personal time when everyone is out of the house for those few hours per day.
That is a scarcity during the summer!
This year, despite the fact that everyone is going to be home and under one roof…I can’t wait for this break.
This year was exhausting. Physically and emotionally.
Way too many changes happened this year. Or maybe not but I was more in tune with them this time.
One kid graduating high school.
One kid dropping out.
One kid constantly complaining about how much he doesn’t like school.
Two kids doing just fine, thank you very much.
Actually, I think all five will be fine. Eventually.
Two jobs gained.
Two jobs lost.
Two more drivers in the house.
Way too many diagnoses given.
Emails from teachers. And school social workers.
Forgotten permission slips.
(Thankfully, no kids forgotten)
Excitement leading to disappointments.
Disappointments giving way to excitement.
Mine and theirs.
5 kids going in five different directions with only four hands to grab onto.
More drama than soap operas.
And so on.
So, while I still have a little bit of dread as the long summer break approaches…
I’m looking forward to it.
I’m looking forward to slowing down.
Working out (maybe).
Maybe taking on a home project or two.
Fixing things that are in desperate need of fixing.
For the first time in a long time, I’m actually relieved that summer break is coming.
Maybe I’ll be praying for school to start within a week of being home.
This school year has been draining.
I call quits.
I say bring on the summer.
Let’s get this thing started.
And feel free to remind me of how much I was looking forward to summer when you see me complaining about how I wish summer break was over!
However and just in case…I’ll be stocking up on nice Michigan Rieslings.