Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Do A Little Dance, Sing A Little Song...Stay Up Late At Night!

Today has been a double whammy on the "YIPPEE" scale.

First, today is NG's birthday!  My baby is fourteen years old today.  Thank goodness I stopped aging last year or that might make me feel old.

Today we did lunch, made a Sonic run during "happy hour", and L picked up some chocolate crème horns at the bakery on his way home.  Friday I'll make my annual "it's NG's birthday" beer run and we'll have Grilled Beer Brats and cake. 

Secondly, today was The Girls official last day of school.  That's right! Can I get a woohoo?!?! 

There will be NO early bedtimes, NO early morning bus catching, and NO adhering to a strict school session enforced schedule.  There will be NO book reports (written about books that seem to torment not tantalize the young mind), NO progress reports (that, although they are good, still have the power to frighten both my children and I), NO school nurse reports (because my youngest has her mother's grace while walking falling down stairs).  There will be NO more permission slips, NO more "Right to Refuse" Forms, and NO more "the presence of at least one case of head lice has been verified on your child's bus" letters.  I will NOT be required to provide poster board, four dollars, a sack lunch, ten dollars, note cards, an "I didn't know you needed snack money today so take this" handful of change, another copy of the paperwork I've already provided, three dollars and a preference of color, excused absence notes, another ten dollars, glue sticks, an "I don't have that much cash I'll have to write a check" check, an entirely black outfit, two dollars...

This school year has been very good.  The Girls have held great grades.  NG won second place for her science fair project, received a Certificate Of Achievement for Science, and was awarded The President's Award For Educational Excellence.



Earlier this semester GG was honored as "Student of the Quarter".  She received a Writing Award for her work in Journalism and was inducted into the National Honor Society this year.  Next year NG will join GG at the high school and, for the first time in six years, The Girls will be on the same campus.

But for now The Girls and I are giddy with excitement to have this school year behind us and the summer break in front of us...and just so we get the summer break started off on the right foot...we're going shopping for celebratory shoes. 

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