School is out. Pizza parties and yearbooks and graduation are done and the kids immediately started work on their summer bucket list. This year’s list is a little more intense than usual, fueled by a mix of divorced parent guilt and a group of school buddies that love fun and adventure as much as we do.
Jesus take the wheel.
One of the perks of having lots of family around is that when you’re 15 and realize you are $6 short for the PSAT, someone can generally hop in the car and bring it to school.
One of the risks is that they’ll show up looking like they’re ready to drop a new rap album.
I found this while cleaning out a filing cabinet. They don’t make Kindergarten teachers better than this one.
These girls conquered their first year of middle school with grace and kindness that I don’t recall from my own middle school years.
I love them all.
May is apparently the new December, when schools and extra-curricular activities try to cram a month’s worth of activities, ceremonies, and events into 3 weeks. Good stuff, but lots of it. The madness is made much easier, however, by the companionship of good friends.
This is why I love our little neighborhood school. It’s full of teachers who care about the kids – not just their education, but that they feel loved and safe at school.