It’s June 24th, and it is FINALLY the last day of school! It is one week later than originally expected, but it seems like a month later than everyone else I know with kids in school. We really didn’t think that there were that many “snow days.” But thinking about it, Mason reminded us of all the Hurricane Sandy days, so I guess that’s what pushed us over the edge to have to add-on days. And now there are only 8 weeks left of summer. Doesn’t that seem like nothing?
No matter how late it seems or how little summer is left, Mason is now a rising 2nd grader. Hard to believe. And even harder to believe is that Cooper is a rising kindergartener. Hubba-whaaa?!
Let’s take a look at how much they’ve changed over the school year.
It’s been a crazy year full of settling into Rhode Island, missing friends and family down south, exploring new places, meeting new people, looking for a new house and then settling into a new house. Wow! We’ve squeezed a lot in. But of it all, I am most proud of Mason and Cooper. They have handled this transition so much better than I expected. They embraced the change (for the most part) and made the best of it. I am thankful for their teachers who were very important in their successful transition. Mason was dreading the last day today because she loves her teacher so much and has made some great friends. I think she hugged her teacher about 4 times after the bell rang! She cried on the way home, and it broke my heart. Here we are forcing yet another new school and another transition. But if anyone can do it, I know she can. Cooper has the benefit of starting kindergarten where everyone is “new.” He has such a kind heart and is so eager to please that I have no doubt he will do this next transition just as well. And I’ll be the one crying next week when we have to say goodbye to his preschool teachers!
But I am eager to meet new people, new families… Ones that we will be with us through middle school and high school… Ones that will help create our sense of community that we’ve been yearning for all these years. So it’s one year down, and so many more to look forward to!