Yes, I'm talking about the last week of school. And, as if there isn't enough going on with finishing up school for the year, I also thought it would be a great time to have a garage sale. And plant a garden. And we had to say goodbye to
But, here I sit having lived through it all (with the help of my hubby, my mom-in-love, and several friends) on the first official day of summer. Whew.
I did forget my sweet little carpool the last day of school (still kicking myself over that one). I did cry like a baby when I told Macy's teacher thank you for being the most wonderful, caring, awesome teacher this year. I had an embarrassing "moment" at the library with the kids (that story to follow). I cherished last moments & kisses on a sweet little head that brought tears to my eyes every single time. I found out that distance makes you stop & appreciate things you take for granted...
All of this made it a very humbling week.
But because I've done a lot of tears, I have to tell something funny. Maybe not funny, but hopefully relatable in that "I've been there!"-with-a-chuckle kind of story.
Macy wanted to go to the library. I hate going with the kids, but relented. After both of my older kids "humbled" me in ways I won't write about because they are old enough & should know better (& it's really still not funny), we had books picked out & ready to go. I went to get Lily & Ava from the stuffed animal pile & Lily asked for her books. I told her I would get them for her in a minute. She stopped in the middle of the library, and in a very loud voice yelled "I SAID I want my books!" Complete with a stomp of the little foot. Cue all heads in library turning to look at us. I looked at her, she looked at me. Then it dawned on her what she had just done & she proceeded to run from me with her hand on her hiney yelling "Momma! I don't want a spanking!!!" Oie.
Just for the record, no one got to keep their books that day...I turned them all in. And we are never going back to the library again, forever.