Surviving the Last Few Weeks of School

Isn’t May just super busy for the school kids? What in the world? It’s like the Christmas season with all the functions, but no one prepares us for it.

Recitals, science projects, exams, parties, teacher gifts, class presentations, kindergarten round ups, graduations, graduations, and graduations, field days, final projects, research papers, registering for fall classes, and I can’t care if her verb tense is consistent throughout the paper because ALL I WANT TO DO IS GO TO THE POOL!

Seriously, I’m just done. I’m brain dead. Plus, I’m pale and that makes me cranky.

Surviving the Last Few Weeks of School

Just a few more weeks, Kids. We will survive. 

Here’s how:

Get outside.

Seriously. It is so lovely in Houston right now. If you must do homework with the kids after school in May, do it outside if you can! Take homework to the park, to the FroYo place, or to your very own backyard. The fact that homework in May should be a punishable offense {flogging, I say} is irrelevant, here. You’ll feel better just being outside.

Reflect on the school year.

Look at how much progress you’ve made. Celebrate every letter that is turning around the correct way, every book that was read {from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to To Kill a Mockingbird}, every multiplication fact. Celebrate Bismarck being the capitol of North Dakota! It doesn’t matter what it is, but there are some accomplishments worth celebrating. If you haven’t yet, introduce those kids to some Kool & the Gang.

Plan for Summer.

Get on with the plans for summer camps, field trips, swim lessons, book clubs, vacations and academic camps. Give yourself something to look forward to. This blog is a great place to find all that good stuff!

But…not too much.

Planning to sleep late is STILL making a plan!

Start checking out.

I mean it. Just close up shop on a few things. If you don’t make it to an end-of-the-year party, so what? You can skip it. You don’t need a reason. If you are one to eat lunch with your little one at school, do it. Then, check him out early and go to
the zoo. Ride the train around Hermann Park. Makin’ memories, right there.

We’re here, moms. Cheering you on to the finish line!

How do you do it? How do you survive these last few weeks of school pandemonium?



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