Well, yesterday was the first "official" day of summer break and we survived! We started the day by going to the school and picking up Elijah and Macklin's report cards. I could not be more proud! Elijah made honor roll every six weeks and made straight E's in every subject except one S+ in reading one six weeks. A parent couldn't really ask for more. Macklin mastered all of her Kindergarten skills except tying her shoes (she is a lefty, so that is a challenge and she flat refuses to wear socks of any kind so she rarely wears tennis shoes!). Her teacher also indicated that she could use some work on her "excessive" talking :) and waiting her turn but declared her more than ready for first grade! She is already reading past a first grade level! We could not have been blessed with better teachers than what the kids had this year! Elijah's teacher is looping to the fourth grade with the entire class so we are very excited about that!
After going to school we came home and the requests began! "Can we go swimming?"....etc. I had to say no on the swimming because unfortunately Macklin is also beginning summer break with an ear infection so we need to wait until it is better. I did tell them that we would try to find something "fun" to do after we did some "work" around the house. I have decided to expand every one's abilities this summer by teaching them more jobs than just picking up their things and putting their clothes in the hamper. It was all going pretty well until Macklin got a little restless.....it was at that point she informed me that "I am a princess and princesses do not do chores!" Well, as the Queen, I informed her that if she intended to survive the summer that she should learn quickly how to do chores! She complied (to the best of her ability, she is Macklin after all!) and the rest of our day was spent in virtual harmony (as much as you can have with 3 kids). Our fun activity was meeting Jana, Colin and Eric at Chick-a-fil-flay (Sophie's version) for lunch and play place time!
So, here is to summer break, swimming, harmony and princesses who do chores! Have a great day!