Three more days of work until vacation. Oldest and son have four days of school. Youngest has five. Of course oldest is taking exams while youngest has field day and pizza parties. Son goes to school until Thursday but Monday night is his promotion ceremony. We told him it was up to him if we went. He wants to go. That surprises me because he chose not to go to his class picnic or the dinner boat cruise.
I think promotion ceremonies are the silliest waste of time. They have them now for nursery school, 6th grade and 8th grade. In son's case it means he can walk from one end of the school to the other. All of his elective classes are already in the high school. This ceremony has been added since I attended the school. It is brought on by parents who think we need to make our kids feel good. These are the same parents that give every kid in 6th grade a trophy for soccer. A certificate for participation I can understand but, a trophy. You get the trophy weather you have played one year or seven. It means what?
Back to the count down. Laundry is in full swing - it always is. Mail has been stopped. The cats and dog have sitters lined up. Maps were printed. Restaurants and things to do were researched and put in the folder. I am oh so ready to go.