The boys’ summer break ends today.
Tomorrow I’ll be sending off a 7th grader and high school junior to start yet another school year.
I laughed a bit when this memory popped up on my face book feed this morning:
I asked the boys what they wanted to do on the last day of Summer Vacation. Answer: STAY HOME!
I have no doubt the answer today will be similar if not the same.
How We’re Spending The Last Day of Summer Break:
Currently: The boys are still sleeping. It’s not quite 10:00a.m. Should make for an interesting morning tomorrow when they have to leave the house at about 7:10a.m. and 7:30a.m. I just don’t have the heart to wake them up today.
Honestly, I’m only awake and moving thanks to an early morning ornery cat (6:00a.m.), followed by an 8:15a.m. call from a teacher asking me to work. I’ve decided to make chocolate chip muffins, from a mix, before waking the boys. I figure a special breakfast today will taste better than a half-awake serving tomorrow.
How We’ll Spend Today:
J will probably be on every screen he can find bouncing around the house. My grand plans to find a place to take him swimming fell through a bit with the weather although I may still push for it later in the afternoon/evening hours. Perhaps we’ll just get out the water balloons. I definitely will insist he spends some time out in the daylight so he’ll (maybe) go to sleep easier tonight.
G plans to spend the day doing his AP summer homework. You know the things the teachers assign back in May to be ready on the first day of school. I don’t judge as that’s exactly how I did things as a high school student although I don’t recall any of this “summer homework” nonsense. Do kids that actually do this stuff before the last week of summer exist?
I conceded to go work for just a couple of hours this afternoon. I will have to take a minute during that time to call the middle school as J’s schedule needed adjustment and the 7th grade principal (really liked her based on our phone call!) gave me quite specific directions on what to do about it. I’m quite certain they will be okay with that, a reason I do love working there. It will be interesting should I need to do it, to see if I can get from my work to the middle school in the 30 minutes I’ve allotted myself!
Other minor tasks for the day: Change the sheets on the boys’ beds, have them make sure they have all the school supplies ready to go, laundry check! (hopefully, avoiding the scary cricket residing in the basement), and a bit of house tidying.
How We’ll Spend Tonight:
Eating dinner, double-checking that all is ready for tomorrow, possibly soothing a bit of nerves and negativity (if you are one of those people who have kids that like to return to school, consider yourself lucky!), attempting to convince everyone to go to bed at a decent time.
Happy New School Year!