No tomorrow

Yesterday (Thursday) was the last day of school for the kids. (The teachers will be back today to clean out our rooms and such).

It was Picnic Day, which is really like Field Day but with less supervision. The kids were running around outside, eating their hot dogs, dripping their popsicles, and riding ponies. YES! I'm not even kidding: I looked up at one point and the older sibling of one of our children had brought in two ponies for the kids to ride. A happy chaos ensued.

It was getting to be in the high nineties after lunch so we brought them in for a movie. It ended just as it was time to line up for the bus (for the final time - yay!).

I stood at the head of the line, and one of my first graders asked me, looking pensive, who was going to be the leader tomorrow. No doubt he was hoping that it was his turn to be at the head of the line next.

I smiled. "Nobody! School is over for the year -- there is no tomorrow!"

I can't tell if he looked disappointed or happy!

10 comments:

Brittney said...

yay for summer!

Sparkling said...

Wow what joy! And they are so cute in 1st grade, forgetting that with no school tomorrow, there isn't a line leader! Remember when that was the most important question in your head? I do hope he was line leader a few times this year so he didn't have his heart set on maybe tomorrow.

We no longer come back the day after the kids to clean up. They have a half day and we have a full day that last day. I like leaving when they leave because that next morning was always just a waste of time for those of us that can whip the room into shape like greased lightning.

Anonymous said...

Well done good and faithful teacher...

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

You made it!!! Enjoy your summer, you lucky, lucky lady!

Melissa E. said...

Lucky--I have two days left. Enjoy your summer!

Rachel said...

I was always sad to leave fun teachers for the summer!

And ponies?!?! Those kids have no idea how much fun other schools won't allow (liability and such... harumph! :)

Charlotte said...

You made it! Hurray! I still have a week, I hope my kids' teachers can hold out.

malia said...

congrats! what are you up to this summer?!?

Randy et Jan said...

I can feel your JOY all the way over here! Talk to you soon, Mom

Maranda said...

yay for the last day of school! I hope you enjoy your summer break!

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