Many years ago, I sat with some friends in the bleachers of the gymnasium of the elementary school and watched the Christmas concert. First the choir would perform and then the whole school would have a sing-along. It was great fun and the ending meant the official start of the winter break.
When the last song was sung and the kids started filing back to their classrooms to get their things, nobody moved. Finally, one mom spoke up and said, "Well, girls.......our party's over. Kids are home for the next two weeks. Merry Christmas. I'm stopping at the liquor store."
I remember it like it was yesterday.
Our summer break began much sooner than usual this year. The Boy Child was done the first week of May and Mallie Bee got out early since she was a senior. My quiet days alone are now about dirty dishes, food disappearing, a constant messy house, youtube videos played over and over, and the t.v blathering on.
I will miss this all come September, but for now I wonder if it is possible for kids to get bedsores.
I believe it is.