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School's (Almost) Out

Today’s the last day of school
before our two-week winter break, and to say this house is excited
would be like saying Texans are mildly proud of their state. Cora
and Maddie both have been counting down the days, and with an event
almost every day this week, either at school or at home, it’s
already felt a bit like vacation.

I’m a bit sad about how much Maddie’s looking forward
to Christmas break; I deeply loved school when I was a child
(freak, I know) and wish Maddie was as enamoured of it as I used to
be. At the same time, I have to confess that I’m chomping at
the bit to have my child back all to myself, and I’m looking
forward to our two-week “staycation” almost as much as
she is.

Of course, check in with me in two weeks when I’ve been
cruise director for two impatient, over-sugared kids for several
days, and I might have changed my tune.


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