Wednesday, May 9, 2012
There’s something almost magical about May.
It’s one of my favorite months. Maybe that’s because I’m a May baby.
Maybe I love how Mother Nature puts on a beautiful flowery show in May.
Maybe it’s because the girls are out of school before Memorial Day and we get to kick off summer early.
Ah, May. What’s not to love?
The last 3 weeks of school is what. Every year I wonder why the schools try and cram so much stuff into the last 3 weeks of school when we are all tired: parents, students, staff.
At one point, I even said aloud “who is the person who thought it would be okay to lump Teacher Appreciation week, Read across America week and a field trip together”?
This work at home Mom/volunteer was feeling the pressure, and I’m not even a room mom this year.
This morning found me volunteering at the elementary school for the Teacher Appreciation week Breakfast. I showed up with my quartered, chilled orange wedges ready to lend a hand.
As I past the smiling faces of kids in brightly colored and oh-so-comfy looking Pajamas (for Read across America Week); I was struck by the positive energy all over the school.
The kids are happy. All the teachers and staff are busy, but happy. They are finishing strong.
This happiness is why the days are so jam-packed in May. It’s all for our kids.
Being welcomed, needed and appreciated made me feel small for my moment of selfishness earlier this month.
We’ve got 2 more weeks of fun-filled days ahead of us. Armed with my checklist and a positive, community friendly attitude we will finish strong too!
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