Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Last Week of School

It's the last week of school! It's a happy and wonderful time!

Or is it?

The last week of school is one of the busiest weeks of the whole year. We have four kids. The three year-old doesn't go to school, so he doesn't have any school obligations. Yet. (Although we still have to drag him to many of his siblings' activities.)

But, between the other three kids we have a few things. This week alone we are dealing with: two concerts, one field trip, a bike rodeo (take your bike to school day), a pet day (take your pet to school day), an assembly to which the parents are invited, a preschool graduation, and a partridge in a pear tree. (To be fair, the partridge has nothing to do with school--although it does like to hang out near the school bus.)

And that's just this week. The previous two weeks have also included: a multi-school concert at the local college basketball stadium, a school-sponsored party (complete with food trucks), a preschool picnic party, a piano recital (not school-related, but similar), and at least two other field trips.

Kids at the stadium. (My daughter is the one in the white.)

My wife came across something on the interwebs that compares the busyness of May with the craziness of December. They call it "Maycember." (You can check out the Holderness Family video here.) The last few weeks of school really have gotten to be about as busy as Christmastime.

And I'm just a Dad. My wife is a teacher. She not only has our four kids, she has hundreds of other kids to deal with! I don't know how she does it. (If you know any teachers, be especially nice to them this time of the year.)

The good thing is, once the last week of school is over, things won't be so busy anymore. Instead, your kids will be home all day, every day. And then you'll have to deal with the "I'm bored-itis."

No comments:

Post a Comment