I enjoy playing along with Angela for Friday High Five , over at Angela's Adventures and Minor Mishaps.
Five emotions I'm feeling today on the last day of school:
- Elation. Keeping up with homework, projects and activities can really knock you out. It will be nice to sit back and just enjoy doing whatever comes to mind.
- Pride. You should have seen my 9 year old's face when he saw how wonderful he did on his report card. I don't think he expected to get such praise from his teacher. I think he thinks of himself as "second banana" to his older brother. Today, he stepped out into the spotlight and enjoyed it. All the kids, gratefully, had a successful year.
- Sympathy. It was bittersweet for my kindergartner this morning as he got off the bus. I know that he will miss kindergarten. He was sad for a little while. Now he's happy when we talk about all the summer activities ahead.
- Anxiety. Long days ahead with 4 kids. I hope I can think of enough things to keep them busy and not wrestling.
- Hopeful. I'm praying for sunnier skies on my block. I'm going to let happy thoughts rule my day. This bully situation has taken too much out of me. First and foremost, I'm here for my children. I can't let this tension take over their childhood. I have to hope that everything will work out o.k. We'll just take it day to day. Remember that rock song, "We're Not Gonna Take It"? Let's make that song my anthem.