Last day of school 2020-2021

Way back in June (I’m writing this in August) we wrapped up our school year with a fizzle, not a bang.

The early part of 2021 beat the crap out of us and we all just kinda didn’t care too much about school. We got it done, we said good-bye to the books, and we didn’t look back.

The only problem with that is that Carson’s last day of his senior year was kind of anticlimactic. Partly, too, because he still had a few things to turn in after the ‘last day’ so there’s that.

I know this is quite a depressing look at the last day of school but I’d rather be truthful than paint a picture that doesn’t exist.

I have been meaning to get this post up but here I am, at the 11th hour, and barely made it in time for the big day: tomorrow Carson starts his first day of college! So that’s why I’m posting this late at night, something I rarely do. It hit me a few minutes ago that I never got around to writing this, so here I am…

Though it wasn’t a great school year, (lonely, new place, no other homeschoolers around, COVID restrictions, and the last few months being the hardest we’ve lived through to date), we can look back and say we did it. And sometimes that’s just fine. I’ve grieved a lot over the past few months and for a minute had a tiny wave of regret, thinking that I “should” have done better by my kids, and then it went away because I just don’t have time to live in that space.

So, I hung streamers, snuck off to a local bakery I had been wanting to support, and bought donuts for my students to wake up to.

Don’t they look thrilled with me!?!?
Mike’s Donuts, open 30 years!
At first-wake-up none of my kids are particularly eager for a photo-op.

For dinner we drove to Chick-Fil-A at Barclays Center, which is a big deal because there is no parking nearby. Usually, we take the train. We lucked out and found a street spot and ate in the car! We took Bailey’s girlfriend with us because she’s cool and we like her. Anna is wearing her favorite dress, the one she wears as often as she can find it clean, even though it has green paint stained on the front. It’ll always remind me of her Pre-K year at Fort Hamilton. Looking at this picture I’m thinking: MAN, MY BIGS ARE TALL!! I’m so glad I get to be mom to these amazing five kids. They have my heart.

CONGRATULATIONS, CARSON! You have competed your 13th year of school and are now ready to take on college life! Tomorrow, actually! (Because, as I stated, I’m writing this in August and backdating to June… because 2021 has been like that…)

About Jennifer

"Yes, they're all mine." The answer to the question I hear most often.
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1 Response to Last day of school 2020-2021

  1. Sybil Kee says:

    I can’t believe how much the boys have grown and Anna starting kindergarten! You have raised a wonderful family and I love you all so much. Have a great year.
    Love,
    Grammy

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