Soundtrack. . .
Today is a Big Day. It's the last "official" day of school for Brian. Graduation is not until June 4, but he gets "out" today. He is. . . Very Ready.
But, you know. . . so am I! I am "graduating" this year, too. After today, I will have no children in school. . . ever again. (Two in college, of course, but that's a whole other situation entirely.)
Brian is ready to be done with hall passes, "tardies," and lockers.
I am ready to be done with school policies, signing papers, and school calendars.
Brian is tired of Certain People, crowded hallways, and forced attendance at pep assemblies.
I am tired of Certain People, open houses, and providing cookies.
Brian is eager to put "Husky Pride" to rest.
I am eager to put being a "Husky Mom" to rest.
"School" has been a great experience -- for all of us. We are fortunate to live in a community with excellent schools. My kids received solid academic preparation, opportunities to excel in music, sports, and theatre. They were lucky to have some committed, caring teachers (and the opportunity to learn to deal with those who. . . weren't). I was happy to be involved -- in the classroom, in the parent groups, on field trips, with other moms.
But we're ready to move on. Time passages. . . Buy us a ticket for the last train home tonight!