The years seem to be speeding by faster than ever as the boys get older. I love that they are growing up, as children should. But I do miss having them come home together. Along with the other slew of moms at the bus stop, when the elementary aged kids arrived home we attacked them with silly string, water balloons and water guns… that is, until they attacked us. HA!
Sufficiently water logged, and after the other kids started on their way to the “after party”, it was time for Whit’s Walk of Fame. We’ve tried a lot of traditions around here…some stick and others don’t. But the last day of school Walk of Fame, my most favorite of all, is one I’ll do forever. It’s not elaborate or expensive, but it makes me happier, prouder and more excited than any of the others and is a small thing to remind the boys of how big they are loved. I line the driveway or sidewalk with signs touting their accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom, from the past year.
Since they were coming home at different times, I simply replaced Whit’s signs with John’s when the time came.
Whit and I devised a sneak attack for John’s Walk of Fame since he is carpool this year and didn’t have a bus stop full of fun to come home to. We got him good with silly string!
In the midst of our celebratory breakfast, I forgot to take their obligatory last day of school pictures before school. I strong armed them into posing for me before we split up to head to their respective parties… I really, truly couldn’t feel more blessed to call these two my kids.
I know y’all don’t see a lot of John around here any more but he continues to make us proud. He was okay with me sharing this little update on life for him after sixth grade… :-)
With that, and you MUST sing this, SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!!!!!!!!!! We have no camps planned and the kids intend to spend their days playing Fortnite and swimming between lacrosse (John) and swim team (Whit). It sounds pretty perfect to me!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED