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End of School Craziness ~ A Note from Katy

By Katy Agro Myers

Ahhh, the springtime weather is finally here. Along with 4,590,349 things added to the schedule! There's field day and field trips. Presentations, costumes needed, lunches to be packed. This morning, I read a permission slip that says shoes that can get wet and muddy are needed. I feel like I don't even know what that means? Water shoes? Snow boots? There are graduation ceremonies, parties, and gifts to buy. Teacher gifts, soccer games, and games were rescheduled because of all the rain we've had. My husband has work travel coming up that will add to the chaos.

The schedule is throwing me into a panic. I'm literally living and dying by my calendar. Wondering when I might schedule in a pedicure before we travel this weekend. Wondering how we're going to squeeze in date night. When in the heck am I going to pack.

And in the middle of it, I'm realizing my oldest is finishing his first year of middle school. I've barely even adjusted to the strangeness of middle school, now we're 1/3 of the way done! My babies are finishing 2nd grade. I feel like things get serious after 2nd grade. No more centers, no more carpet time, no more sharing day. I'm trying to live in the moment and capture all the memories in my brain before these moments disappear.

But I'm ready for the slower-paced days of summer. I feel like last summer I was so ready for a break from my kids - we didn't have many adventures. But this summer, I'm ready to adventure again! (Don't worry, I'm sure by the time summer comes, I'll be ready to say "I'm ready for them to go back to school).

So this weekend, I'm going to find some extra snuggles. I'm going to find some ways to say "YES!" when they ask to do something with me. I'm heading out this afternoon to buy lemons for a lemonade stand Avery has been desperate to set up. I want to celebrate my family and laugh more and yell less.

Make sure you try to get some snuggles in. Try to say "Yes!" to something your kids ask for! Buckle up - the end of school is coming - but you can do it!



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