So today was the last day of school for my four kids. They all responded differently. Lauryn was excited about the treats in her backpack–I had to wrestle it from her to keep all the summer activity stuff and her report card intact until we got home. Josh was relatively blasé about the whole thing. Joe started missing his school friends the moment he got in the car. And Amy was in a philosophical mood, given that this was her last day of elementary school. Her musings went something like this:
Amy: I think it was kind of a sad day for the fifth grade. I saw lots of girls crying.
Me: Did you see any boys crying?
Amy: No, Dad. They were manning up.
Glad to see the ghost of John Wayne is alive and well in the 21st century. 🙂