Monday, May 24, 2010

Is it really the end already??

Is it really the end of the school year already? Well, it is here in Colorado, although not for a few weeks in other parts of the country. How was it snowing 2 weeks ago and summer break now? Regardless of my questions, my kids are out of school for the next 12 weeks & we'll have to figure out a whole new set of routines. On one hand, it will be a joy to skip the morning rush to get them up, fed and off to school. Not to mention carpool. I'm also happy to have a break from nagging about homework and bedtimes. On the other (more experienced and cynical) hand, there will be sibling fighting, constant foot traffic in and out, much begging for sprinkers and lemonade stands, and little time for me to get any work done. On the 3rd hand (huh?), it's great to have everyone a little more relaxed and to see the kids become "rebonded" with each other after a long year of school. Little man is actually potty trained and much more self sufficient this summer. That will be a huge help!
I made jewelry for the kids' teacher gifts this year, as I have every school end for a while. I hear through the grapevine that the teachers are pretty excited at this prospect. My oldest has been at the school for 6 years - so there is a lot of my jewelry hanging around teacher's necks to compare. I also do a nice little business making teacher's gifts for other friends whose kids are at different schools. Everyone is always looking for something new to give on the last day of class. The necklace above is a new design this year and I'll have it up on the website soon.