Summer Begins

It is a time of endings and beginnings.

Dolittle has now completed elementary school.  In each of her “graduation” pictures she is a blurr… in part because of my poor photography skills, and in part, I’m sure, as testiment to the tentative eagerness to move on to more grown-up things.  To junior high.  To new friends.  To another phase of youth.

Rainbow finished in tears, grieving the end of a year with a remarkable teacher… the sort of person who was born to teach… unearthing issues and helping Rainbow succeed and thrive.  They walked to me, hand in hand, Rainbow sobbing, Teacher speaking to her softly, letting her know everything would be ok.

And now we breathe.  We relax in the most wonderful time to be in our tiny province.  There will be beach days, and camp days, and days of quiet nothing.  There will be sunshine and rain.  There will be bickering and there will be comradery.  There will be flurries of activity and whines of “I’m bored”.  But whatever summer holds, it begins now. 

Bring. It. On.


4 Responses to “Summer Begins”

  1. 1 Lauri June 26, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Happy Summer! What a nice post about growing up. It’s always hard to say goodbye to a wonderful teacher.

  2. 2 Janet June 26, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Bless her. And bless that teacher! I hope my kids can get teachers like that, but I’m afraid we’ll have to move for that to happen.
    Happy Summer! It sounds lovely!
    If you’re just now ending the school year, when do you start back? Ours close at the end of May and start back August 1.

  3. 3 oldbluesocks June 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Hi Janet,
    Here the last day is June 25th and they start back September 4th.

  4. 4 Alto2 June 26, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Summer in PEI sounds divine. I wish I could share some of those blissful days with you. I can just imagine sitting over a bowl of briny, sweet, freshly-caught mussels with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc.

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