day left before we all return to reality.
Yes, my children have been off of school since before Christmas.
Yes, that does add up to 5 weeks off. Remember, it is year round school so they won't get a traditionally long summer vacation. Just a sort of long winter break, with a sort of long summer break and two mid-year breaks. In the end, it all adds up to the same amount of time off, it just seems like they are out of school more often than traditional kids.
I think we're ready. They say they are ready. I've got an assortment of projects that have gotten set aside because of the "thing factor" (mostly paperwork that I'll take any excuse to procrastinate on doing). I need them to be gone so I can get to these projects.
But I know that I'll miss them. When they are in school, we tend to see only their less positive attributes. Thing One has really matured lately. Will I still notice this when he's tired, cranky and probably more anxious? Thing Two is much less dramatic (was that really my same child who asked calmly for help removing a splinter?). Will I still recognize him when he's put into situations where he feels less confident?
I shall force myself to remember how delightful my kids really can be when reality comes crashing in tomorrow morning at 0800. But for now...I hope that today really drags along slowly...so I can either savor it all...or be so totally annoyed with their antics that I'll be ready to send them packin'!