Thursday, June 5, 2008

Left Out

Everyone we know outside New York state is out of school. Some have been for weeks now. They are swimming, traveling, visiting grandparents, and not sticking to school night bedtimes or checking school lunch account balances.

But we lucky folks in New York are still plugging away. Feeling somewhat like the above picture, taken of Baby Boy when we lived in Utah a few years ago. ACKKKK...let it all be over already!

One more week for the teenagers then a week of statewide testing. Three more weeks for the two little guys. They are not released from the grip of school until the 26th of June.

I keep reminding myself it all evens out in the long run. We get two week- long breaks in the middle of the school year, which works out great for family ski trips. And we don't go back to school this year until September 5th.

So in the middle of August, when all my nieces and nephews are packing backpacks and going to bed when the sun is still high in the sky, my kids will still be whooping it up....catching fireflies until way after dark and not even thinking about spelling words or math equations for several more weeks.

But for right now its a bummer. Thank goodness we still have weekends.

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