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» Saturday, May 02, 2009

What I love about Summer - School's Out!

Days 'till Memorial Day: 23

Days 'till A Little Light Magic: 24

Days 'till the Summer Solstice: 50

True, it's been a long time since I've been in school, but once summer hits, it doesn't take much to conjure up the memory of that ecstatic rush of freedom that comes on the day school lets out for the summer.

At the beginning of summer, the sunny days seem to stretch endlessly before you, filled with all kinds of tantalizing possibilities. (Cue in Alice Cooper..."School's out for the SUMMER!)

Being a mom, I get to re-live the school's out feeling every year through my kids. They're happy (no more rush to get to the bus at 7 am), I'm happy (no more homework to nag about), everyone's happy. We're free until September.

Whenever the school board drops hints that maybe year round school is a good idea, we all freak! Please, Noooooooooooooo!

Got any "Last day of school" memories? Please share!

Okay, now for this week's prizes! Comment on any post from Saturday May 2 to Friday May 8th and register for a chance to win one of three autographed books: Immortals: The Reckoning Anthology, featuring three paranormal novellas, by me, Jennifer Ashley, and Robin T. Popp, Pleasuring the Pirate by Emily Bryan, or Celtic Fire by Joy Nash! Winner chosen by random drawing on May 9.

Coming Tomorrow.... What I Love about Summer: Leg Freedom!
Coming Monday... Excerpt 1 of A Little Light Magic!

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All the best,
Joy Nash

Coming May 26! Jersey Shore Romance

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the things I remember doing on the last day of school was getting all of my friends to sign a Tshirt that I had on, I still have it put up!

11:58 AM  
Blogger VickieC said...

I always went to school on the last day an took treats for the kids an a gift for the teacher,I miss that,my kids are grown an my grandson is starting school this fall,the last day of school was a big celebration


7:25 AM  
Blogger Caffey said...

Joy, its been a couple of years since my children have been out of school. I remembered when I changed jobs and started working in a school and was so looking forward to the summers off but I ended up working the summer, but loved it with the kids there!

Even though I love summers, these last couple have been hard adjusting with the surgeries I had. So wondering how this summer will do for me!

7:40 AM  
Blogger LuAnn said...

I think year-round school would be great. Kids always seem to get so bored with three months off and they forget a lot of what they learned if they don't continue reading during the summer.
It's been a lot of years since my kids graduated, too, so I don't remember much about those times.

5:32 PM  
Blogger kimmyl said...

I love it when summer gets here. There is always so much to do with the kids being home. Now that they are older I love it.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Raonaid Luckwell said...

The good points of the end of school: no more waking at seven so the boys (soon to be eleven and eight year old) can catch the bus at seven thirty, no more nagging my sons to do homework, and no worries about my eight year old's antics in school (he has ADHD which makes him a handful sometime in school)

The bad thing about summer. They are always underfoot, and I really can't sleep in because my eight year old is a early riser.

My fond last day of school memory? Hehe, has to be in high school. We always try to sneak in water guns. Some kids get busted in the parking lot, and some on the bus.

A friend hid his in my duffel bag on the morning bus. As I was getting off, the driver stopped me and said "Good luck with the water gun." Winks at me and lets me go.
I believe this was my junior year. Somehow, someone had snuck in a smoke bomb and let it off at certain buildings (you'd have to see the layout of my highschool). It was funny walking in smoke, coughing and knowing the principal and teachers were h aving a rough time.

And then when the bell rang for us to leave for summer break, everyone jumped up with a watergun and squirted the teacher.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Tomorrow is my sons last day of finals for college and for some reason I am so glad that his school is out for the summer. I think its because I have been having to take him to class because he does not have his driver liciences yet!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Estella said...

I haven't had kids in school for 20 years.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well I'm still in school though now it's college which is about the last couple of years of school I have to attend to for my education. I always slacked off and ditched a couple of classes before the end of school because I was so happy for the summer to start.

12:27 AM  
Blogger Joy Nash said...

Raonaid - OMG, you went to a wild school!

7:32 AM  
Blogger chey said...

I remember my elementary school used to have a beach party at the end of the year. We all looked forward to it.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We did year round and loved it. Would rather have three week breaks spread over the year. You get to travel when it isn't so crowded and the kids don't have time to get bored. There are draw backs (summer jobs like camp that need a full summer commitment, etc.) but overall, it was better. Whatever the schedule, I always looked forward to having the kids home and doing special things with them.

10:17 PM  

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