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Parenthood Lament-The School Year is Almost Over. I am Happy. I am Sad.

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Today is the last day of school for both of my Middle-Schoolers.  In my mind, this milestone is a both a welcomed break, and an “oh crap” moment now that summer vacation is HERE.

The First School-less Week will be an exuberant. We will laugh, do crafts, work on our No Bummer Summer list, dance and go out for ice cream. The kids will relish their new found freedom, rediscover their toys and enjoy staying in their jammies All. Day.Long.

After that first week-it’s going to be the Wild, Wild West in the Land of Frantic.

Again, I am conflicted about school ending and summer beginning in soooo many ways:

I am Glad School is Almost Over Because: I will have more time with my kids.

The Downside: I will have more time with my kids. As someone who works 100% from home, I am not looking forward to being reinstated to the Entertainment Committee and fielding a steady stream of “I’m Bored” complaints. Did I mention I am Head Referee as well?

I am Glad School is Almost Over Because: Our 11 and 14 year-olds will have more time to hang out together.

The Downside: My 11 and 14 year-old will have more time to be in the same room together. Our 11 year-old is an insane Drama Queen and Diva In Training and her fav activity is Bugging The Sh*T Out of Big Bro. I’d love to have them play together, but Daughter could give two-craps-less about Son’s X-Box obsession or Wanna-be Ninja Skills. Like oil and water, I tell you.

I am Glad School is Almost Over Because: I won’t have to pack lunches everyday.

The Downside: I will be preparing basically that SAME LUNCH, only on a plate. And I will be present to hear them bitch about my food selections and manage their constant desire to graze.

I am Glad School is Almost Over Because: No more homework!

The Downside: Wait..let me think….NOPE. There’s NO downside to THAT.

I am Glad School is Almost Over Because: The hectic, crazy, rushed mornings with me barking out orders like a drill Sargent will be replaced by lazy mornings with a lax eating schedules. We will become the Master of the Very Early Lunch or the Brunch and dinner will be whenever we frickin please.

The Downside: Schedules can get a little too lax as we will find ourselves eating “brunch” or “very late lunch” and staying up until unspeakable late hours. Which will result in the kids sleeping in (boo-yah!) and us eating “brunch” or “very late lunch” and staying up until unspeakable late hours……

I am Glad School is Almost Over Because: The morning struggle/battle to get my daughter clothed will end.

The Downside: She will wear the same clothes for days and resemble a street urchin by early-July.

BUT…all-in-all I am happy to begin another summer of adventure with the two little humans that I love the most. 🙂

 

No Bummer Summer

 

 

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