I just can’t believe today is the last day of school. Merlin got all dressed up again. I don’t know why, he doesn’t graduate for a couple more years. Starling mentioned that he was getting some other kind of award or something at the final assembly. How many awards does one kid need? He came home with a pile of certificates yesterday and Starling didn’t even get one. I called and gave them a piece of my mind. She deserves awards and medals too.
When I arrived to drop them off this morning (I didn’t have time to go to that assembly. Honestly. who does?) the vice principal ran up to my car and prevented my children from getting out with their lunches. “Dismissal is at 12 sharp, Mrs. Smith, ” she told me. It was almost as if she was waiting for me!
So I ended up picking them up at noon. Cari grabbed Starling to have a playdate with Amber and Hummus was still at tennis, so it was just me and the chatterbox. Ugh. His special award today included a book as a part of it and he really wanted me to look at it with him. I told him I would take a peek later, but I have no intention of doing that. Next year they should give useful gifts, like eight weeks of sleep-away camp.
I decided to take him over to that little coffee shop near Ty’s house for lunch. I was so surprised that Ty was there too! He was alone, but had two salads on his table and two iced teas. I asked if he was in training for a food eating contest and he just laughed. I got a sweet picture of him with Merlin and then we decided to take our food to go. I couldn’t imagine sitting for thirty minutes just listening to Merlin go on and on about who knows what.
Now Merlin is upstairs eating and playing with the electronics kit Ty gave him yesterday as one of his awards. I wonder why Ty has taken such a special interest in my lil’ guy? Hmmm.
I think I will make myself a lil’ afternoon G&T and go out back and take a much needed rest. Being a SAHM during summer will give you a my grain!