1. It’s the last day of school and the boys asked at breakfast to do something fun after I pick them up this afternoon. Apparently “fun” means hanging out at the bowling alley (THE ONE WITH THE ARCADE, MOM) and wearing other people’s smelly shoes and because I schedule fun at least once a year in an effort to keep them off the therapy couch when they’re twenty, I have agreed.
And will spend the rest of the morning mentally and emotionally gearing up to slip my feet into those shoes.
And also looking under couch pillows and in all my purses to find $547,000 in quarters.
Because I do love me a little arcade Skeeball.
2. Before wrapping this year up, I attended open house for 5th grade and it didn’t appear that our reputation had preceded us because we were warmly greeted by our new and unsuspecting teachers. I made a detour at the end of the evening to the boys’ 4th grade teachers to personally thank them for a good year and for not expelling us. It was very hard for me to say goodbye to J’s teacher because she went above and beyond this year in working with him and her encouragement and unflappable demeanor made such a difference in his attitude toward school.
Or maybe it made a difference in mine.
3. I had lunch with Kellie yesterday celebrating the end of school and the beginning of summer. We went to Cuban Revolution and had their fried green beans as an appetizer and some Cuban sandwiches and ropa vieja. Kellie then decided she NEEDED dessert so we walked across the street to Tyler’s for brownies (Kel) and apple pie (me) buried underneath a very large scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Have a nice day.