School’s out for summer!

How glorious the final day of school was yesterday! While Bode’s sweet teacher Mrs. Dorough fought back the tears as they sang the “good-bye song” one last time, he and his friends were REJOICING!I couldn’t really blame her. First grade has been a pretty darn perfect year and I was sad to bid farewell to such a wonderful stage in his life.

Hadley’s school opted to have their field day, which is smart because it’s not like a lot of work gets done anyway.

Wild. #LikeMotherLikeDaughter


She has had a good year at her new Waldorf charter school and we’re glad we made the switch to a school that better helps develop her strengths. Her bestie will be going to a specialized school next year so saying good-bye was bittersweet. Bitter because she’ll miss her, sweet because she won’t miss school.

She is, after all, a kid.

Case in point: Hadley was really excited about celebrating her birthday at church. In Primary, the kids get to wear a silly birthday hat and glasses while everyone sings to them, after which they get a treat. Prior to that, the teacher gives clues about what the birthday girl/boy likes to do and the class needs to guess who it is.

I wasn’t sure Hadley would be recognized last week because her teacher hadn’t reached out to me for a little biography but I was wrong.

“They did my birthday party at church today,” Hadley reported.

“Oh, good. How did it go?”

“They must have used my information from last year.”

“Why do you say that?”

“Well, they got some things right. My favorite food is Timbits and I still like cats. But they got one thing WRONG.”

“What was it?”

“They said I love learning, which I don’t.”

Then, there’s her brother. He woke up depressed on the last morning of school.

“What’s wrong, buddy?”

“I wish we had six days left of school. I don’t want it to be over.”

“Yes, but think of all the fun we’ll have this summer.”

“Will you homeschool me every day for four hours, Mommy?”

Not likely, little dude.

And that, my friends, is a geek in the making.

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