My something good this week: School's out for summer!
I have NEVER been so excited for school to be out for the summer. I think I'm more giddy than the kids are, to be honest. This school year has been rough in many ways, and the last quarter was especially crazy. I'm glad to be able to wash our hands of this year and look back only for the good parts.
I am really looking forward to playing games with the girls, do some summer reading with them, and to just watch them be kids. I think that's the part the I start missing the most by the end of the school year. I just want the girls to be kids and not worry about homework, tests, and projects. About the last month of the school year I, as a parent, start slipping on responsibility. I know, that's terrible- even worse that I'm a teacher myself! I've never made it a secret, though, that I think homework is overrated and over assigned.
So, even though we still have a bedtime at night, I'm letting the girls sleep as late as they want to in the morning right now. I'm amazed at how long they are sleeping. They are averaging 12 hours a night. I think they are wearing themselves out during the day. Running, riding their bikes, exploring the neighborhood, being KIDS. I love this part of the year.