Today's the day. The last day of school for my year-round-school-goin' kidlets. Ahhhh. Feels so good, don't it?
I was recently asked what my last day of school traditions are by a nice blog reader, and I realized I basically have none. Not a big deal really, I mean, you know… they are SUPPOSED to finish school each year. Kids get too much handed to them for doing nothing as it is. In my day (yes, I am speaking aloud, as I type, in a special "old codger" voice) we had to go to school, get good grades, not get caught smoking, AND LIKE IT!
Still, I would like to keep the myth alive a few years longer by rewarding them for doing what they are expected to do anyway. Why not?
So here's a new tradition for them to come home to. They will be giddy, of that I'm sure. The tradition will likely go away for next year, and be replaced with something different, like… NOTHING!
I look at it like this: they'll have years to realize that no one is going to hand them certificates for free stuff when they're older, no matter how good they are, and how clean they keep their houses and how many of the Lord's commandments they keep. Why kill the magic young? Eh?
Still, I'm really proud of my kids. They're amazing kids. They work hard in school, they keep their noses clean and they're really interesting people. And for me, that's better than ANY certificate for free stuff.
Except maybe one for an iPhone.
Happy summer vacation!