gratitude: our happy dance on the downhill slide

I know I’m not the only one doing a jig these days.

Parents, teachers, teaching assistants, club leaders, students, PTO, administration, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians…we’re all doing the happy dance.  Some of us right out in the open, some when no one’s looking, but feet are tapping all over the county.

We are on the downhill slide to to summer.  Can I get a hallelujah?

I know, I know…the end of the school year requires a frenetic pace, kind of like a mouse hopped up on amphetamines, but the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is so worth it.  Down days, no homework, a change in plans.  There may be schedules to keep in the summertime, but the idea of getting to basketball camp instead of rushing to homeroom is much more palatable.

It’s so close you can almost taste it.  Are your dancing shoes ready?


My post as part of Colline’s Gratitude Project.

13 thoughts on “gratitude: our happy dance on the downhill slide

    • Hurrah!! We’re staggered here: some friends in charter with a week, some others in private with bit longer, public out on the 9th. Thank goodness my kids are old enough to grasp the equity in start dates, too. 🙂

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  1. HaHa, it has been a little while since I was tied to that race horse but not so far gone that I don’t remember the insanity of it all! Good luck to all of you sprinting to the finish line-we parents need that break just as much as the kids!

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    • That’s a big old amen to that! Summer break used to intimidate me — how would we fill all those hours? What am I gonna do with them underfoot all day every day? But now that they’re older (and so much more independent) having a breather from the schedule is a real treat. 🙂

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  2. 7 work days left! I finally get to have some “maternity” leave. I do in home daycare for teachers so I was unable to take time off when we all of a sudden got the call that we’d been picked by a Birth Mom back in September. So excited!

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