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Final Days of the School Year

Sandra Tayler's Journal

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A cobble by itself is just a small stone, but when many of them lay together they create a path . My life is made up of many discrete parts. I have to find ways to fit them all into place so that I can continue to journey where I desire to go. This journal records some of the cobbles that create my path.

Final Days of the School Year

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I’ve been watching the approaching end of the school year with anticipation. Yesterday I wished that we could just switch over into summer mode. It always feels unfair to have Memorial Day weekend to make clear what summer will be like and then to require one more week of school. I admit I was not thrilled when I had to roll out of bed at 6:45 this morning. But then we gathered in the family room for the brief prayer and scripture study we do on school mornings. The kids were curled up in blankets, half asleep, as usual. I looked around and counted to four, not three as I have for most of the year.

I felt it again as I drove Link to school. I’m going to miss the patterns and structures of this school year. Having a reason to pull everyone out of bed at the same time gives focus to my days. I’m going to miss that. Sure, we’ll be back to that schedule in the fall, but I’ll also be back to counting to three instead of four, since Kiki will be back at college. This past month with her woven into the patterns of daily life has been lovely.

So I’m going to try to savor this week as much as I can. I have four days then we’re launched into summer where the structure is all of my own making. I both love that and struggle with it.

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  • When I was younger, we had two weeks of school after Memorial Day.

    It somehow seemed so UNFAIR to get just that taste of freedom, then have to go back to the grind. EXTRA UNFAIR that kids in nawthrn states were sometimes already done with school if the district had snow days unused. oh WOE

    For the parents, the anticipation must have been almost as bad as the runup to Christmas break.

    Are there any lessons or activities lined up for the occupants of Mom's Taxi?
    • We don't tend to schedule extra activities during the summer since it is the busy convention season. Instead the kids have lots of unstructured time, much of which they use on video games. We try to go swimming more often. The two kids who have lessons will get to continue their lessons through the summer. That's about it.
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