The boy's last day of school was yesterday. I went to the school in the afternoon to help with the last day festivities. The game I helped with was the "sombero toss" which was quite interesting because of the breeze blowing! Picture little kids trying to toss somberos onto three pegs and the wind catching the hat and blowing it away! The games ended a little early and the kids went back to their classrooms to watch a movie. I did think about leaving them at school to enjoy my last hour of "freedom" but I ended up asking them if they were ready to go home. Logan and Christian were ready to leave and already had their bookbags packed. We stopped by Ethan's classroom and he said he wanted to stay. I was a little surprised but figured he must want to soak in his last day of elementary school and say goodbye to his friends.
At 3:30 the bus pulled up to the house and Ethan came in the living room and sat on the couch and just stared at me. I said "are you okay?" He said "yes." I knew he was sad with it being his last time in "his" school as a student. I gave him a hug and we both started crying. He said he was sad to have to say goodbye to his friends and to school.
Turns out I am not the only one who is feeling a bit emotional about the ending of one journey and the begining of another. I am glad we have a couple months to enjoy the summer before we begin the new adventure of middle school. Let the summer begin!