Wednesday, May 19, 2010

how is this possible?

Samuel's year of Kindergarten is coming to an end. They had their kindergarten program today.

They sang some cute songs and I was happy to see his mouth moving. :) We hardly ever hear him singing to songs - so I am glad to see that at least he knows the words, even if he may or may not actually be singing them, and he would never sing the songs for us.

This song was particularly cute - to the tune of "New York, New York" they sang "if I can make it there, I'll make it any-where, 1st grade, 1st grade!"

And here he is with his teacher. He refused to look at me and smile. Oh well.

Anyway - I am filled with a lot of guilt as I contemplate the end of this school year for him. I could have, should have, worked much harder with him and done a lot more with him as far as homework, chores, behavior etc. I know I shouldn't pile guilt on myself. I know I did the best I could with whatever time, energy and patience I had (severely lacking somehow in those last 2 elements). But anyway - it's hard not to be hard on myself.
I love this little boy, though. And I am so proud of all he's accomplished this year. Especially that he is beginning to read!
He's also been running out to get onto the bus by himself, which is great. He still screams at me all morning that he doesn't want to go to school - but once the bus arrives, he's happy to go. Silly kid.
I also am of the opinion that "they" should just decide on the last day of school and then surprise us by cancelling the last week. Wouldn't that be wonderful?! These last 2 weeks just feel so pointless. Especially doing homework. I'm just done with making sure it's done. I know I'm setting a bad example - but I really just don't care. End-of-school-itis is in full swing!! Let's skip school and go to Kings Dominion* instead! (little nudge-nudge, wink-wink to my high school friends) :)
Who's with me?!?
*Kings Dominion is the closest amusement park where I grew up
- here's a link because links are fun :)


Mom B. said...

Wow, end of school? When did that happen?? Cute pictures of Samuel. I agree that he's really come a long way this year. I wish I could have end-of-school-itis. I have nothing to look forward to anymore. Summer's are the same as all the rest of the year. Work, work, work.

Jennifer said...

I totally agree about the end of school. I really don't see the point of it besides making me crazy with all the activities, field trips, pet days, picnics and graduations. At this point I just feel like telling my kids that summer break starts early and we don't have to get up in the morning. I won't though.

Samuel looks so handsome. It looked crazy crowded over there this morning.

bonitinha said...

1st Grade was my favorite song too! So cute! Congrats on great accomplishments this year! Yay for Samuel!

Alyssa said...

Cute story and pics. Yep I agree off to King's'Dominion! It is hard to make it to the end of the year for us too! Even harder to start all over again the next year. Homework is the pits! especially when you have it in multiples (honestly did you ever consider you'd be doing it again after we finished ours!?!?)

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