That’s a Wrap

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The last week of the school year is emotional and exhausting.

This year, we had student led conferences

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and field day

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the same week as the last day of school.

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As a mom, I have always cried the last week of school because saying “good-bye” is hard.  Of course, now that I work with all of the amazing people who teach my kids, the “good-bye” thing really is just a “see you later”.

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Now I just get to see the good part of it and be excited about the lazy summer days ahead.

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Of course, as a teacher, I was a wreck because telling my students “good-bye” really did feel very final at the time.  I truly love my students, and this class was so special to me.  I remember hiding in a teammate’s classroom, as parents were decorating for the end of the year party.  I looked at her, in pure panic, and said, “I do not know how to do this.  I do not think that I can tell them good-bye.”  She told me exactly what I needed to hear.  She said, “Pull it together.  You can cry later.”  I did cry later…right in front of them them as I was telling them that I would always be there for them.

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At the end of the very last day, I was sad but excited because I was so ready to just be a mom for the summer.  I was ready to embrace my first calling, happy that the call that lead me to being a teacher gave me the huge blessing of summer’s off with my own amazing children.

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