Today is the last day of school for my kids, and I have been super excited about it all day. You know the whole get to the bus stop, take a video of the kids getting off the bus excited for summer break to start, taking pictures of smiling kids who are ready to relax and have fun.
So I am sitting in the car, dancing in my seat with the radio on waiting for the bus, really it can not come soon enough as I am ready to have my kids be all mine for the summer and then I see the bus coming so as I like to do I turned on my phone’s video camera, ready to take a video of excited children getting off the bus and ready to start summer and this is what I get instead…..
Yes he is bawling his eyes out about school being over because he wants to go to school and learn, he is going to miss going to school and he is not ready for summer break to be here…
I have failed as a parent.
No other words then I have failed my kid so he realizes the value of having off during the summer and being able to relax.
I guess I should be glad that we do math and reading work during the summer and added in science projects to do this year too because obviously I have failed my son in teaching him that he should enjoy the last day of school and that he now gets a few months off to relax, play and be a kid.
I am going to go crawl into a ball and hide, as I have failed as a parent.