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Yahoooo…last day of school!

June 17, 2011

Yep, today was the last day of school!  Mr. High School-er has been finished for a few days as his finals ended early (at least that is his story…).  But for the other three, today was the LAST OFFICIAL day.  Just to be a buzz-kill, we had a family meeting last night.  I reviewed the summer rules and expectations and mentioned penalties for infractions.  I think I should have been a warden….I would be reallllly good at that job.  My darling hubby mentioned this morning (before I even had a cup of coffee) how most kids are thrilled about today being the last day of school…..but probably not ours! Not after the “summer fun plan” I laid out for them last night!

In my defense, I could already see the writing on the wall about how our summer was going to be…and I DID NOT  LIKE IT!  I am all about improvement, goals and accountability and so…..I will make the kids learn to love that too!  Very warden-esque, I know!

I’ll keep you posted on how things go.

Besides the usual:make your bed, clean your room, put your laundry away (which quite honestly seem like breathing and eating…they just need to be done everyday!)  I told the kids that each day there would be a “for the family” job.  This would/could/might be something like: weed the garden, scrub the porch, vacuum the house, or other fun things I think of.  The clincher on this one is: when I assign the job, if you complain or utter a groan….you do all your siblings jobs for that day as well!  That should scare them into silence!

So, there you have it….

Summer FUN 2011 at our house!

and just for more fun, I wanted to post the first day of school picture and the last day of school picture of the three younger ones:

Fall 2010

Summer 2011

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bea Hayes permalink
    June 17, 2011 20:27

    So happy you took these pictures….what a neat comparison!!! Glad to see Chip even got in the pictures. What great looking kids!!!

  2. June 18, 2011 08:55

    Wondered where your “Thankful Thursday” posting was….. would like to have been a fly on the wall for that “family meeting”!!!!! But must say…your “warden-esque” posture on chores is innovative for sure!
    Loved the photo comparison, as Bea mentioned…so amazing how they change in one school year….looks like Adeline shot up about 100 inches!!!!! The kids look great….miss seeing Mac! And glad to see Chip is PC, and doesn’t favor one child over the other!

    Should be a great summer…can’t wait to catch up, now that school is “officially” over!
    XOXO

  3. Allison Whitley permalink
    June 20, 2011 09:14

    I am not sure if you understand how or why this post made me cry….You and I are the same warden like mommy! My husband who is so care-free and holds no one accountable thinks I am really annoying and need to stop being a marine! Your post validated me, and you know how important that is to a very emotional, very hormonal pregnant woman!
    xo ali

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