Most years we set a good pace for getting through the school year. While enthusiasm ebbs and flows, we are able to maintain a reasonable level of engagement and can push through the less-than-stellar moments.
This year, though, has been different. While Leah was mostly keen to keep up with our school schedule, Adam seemed to have used up all his energy reserves by April. Forget keeping a steady pace. It’s been more like limping — and now crawling — towards the finish line.
But today the finish line has been crossed. Thank goodness — because Adam is just done.* Completely over school. And so, there aren’t any big cheers for finishing another year — rather just a quiet sense of satisfaction (and even relief!) that there are no worksheets or group projects in the foreseeable future.
Summer Vacation, we are ready for you. We’re ready for camping and birthdays and lazy days. We’re ready for sleeping in and staying up late and spontaneous adventures.
But most of all, we’re just ready to enjoy time together as a family, checking a few things off the kids’ bucket lists (and ours, too!) and making the most of our less hectic schedules.
Here’s to a great summer!
* It probably didn’t help that Leah finished with school a few weeks ago — I’m pretty sure that made things even more unbearable. Next year I’ll plan to sync up schedules a bit better.