I just realized that I only have 9 more school days this year. Usually I am looking forward to the end of the year, since usually it means summer vacation for me. However, I have enjoyed having a little time to myself this year, and I'm not sure if I'm ready to make every day about entertaining the kids! I know I'll enjoy not having to rush in the morning. No more packing lunches. No more fighting about homework. But no more quiet mornings with a book, either.
I'm spoiled, I know. But I recognize how lucky I've been this year! I know most people don't get to enjoy a quiet breakfast in an empty house. Last year, if I had wanted a quiet breakfast I would have had to get up at 5:30 (which, if you know me, is nearly impossible!) But once you get spoiled, it gets pretty hard to give it up!
I am going to treasure the next 9 school days, and make sure I make the most of them. Actually, I only have seven days since I'll be spending 2 of them on school field trips! I'll read lots, shop lots, write lots. Which brings me to another question. What happens to my blog at the end of the school year? I have nearly fulfilled my end of the challenge. I have written blogs for every school day since the kids started class here in London. Do I keep going when I don't have a quiet house to write in? Actually, I don't think I could stop. It started as something to keep me busy, but it has become such a wonderful way to keep in touch with so many people! I may cut down to three or four times a week, but I will definitely keep writing.
And if I do stop, somebody kick me in the butt to get me going again, okay?