Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The End is Here...finally.

As my "Feeling Pinterested" posts continue, this one is related to the end of the school year.

My son, Evan, is done with Kindergarten. Finally.

I started out the year as one of the best Moms ever. I made him lunches, set out his clothes the night before, made sure his homework was done on time and signed his folder every single night.

Now that we are at the end, I'm also at the end...of my super small attention span. I don't make him lunches anymore (he eats the school ones), I don't care if he finds his clothes on the floor now (or even if he's wearing Halloween socks in May), and I haven't checked his folder for anything in weeks. Oops.

I'm just relieved to be done with it all. No more cursing out the Mom in front of me for taking an hour to drop off her child in the school parking lot. I don't have to pack all the kids in the car, in the pouring rain, at 7:30 a.m. to get Evan to school on time. We are finally FREE! Although, this will change in a month, when Evan starts driving me nuts with all his chatter and I'll start wishing for school to start again.

I found a few questionnaires on Pinterest and decided try it out on Evan. Here are his responses to a few of them:

1. What was your favorite part about school this year? I like recess and lunch. It's even better if it's on a Friday. Seriously? This is starting already?  

2. What are you really good at? Math tests. He apparently doesn't take after his Mommy here. Mommy failed pre-algebra...twice.

3. What makes you really happy? Watching Star Wars. This, this here, is my kid. I think I felt my heart grow 10 times bigger just by hearing that. It might explode if he ever said Doctor Who. Baby steps...

4. What's the hardest part about Kindergarten? Not being able to talk. It's really hard for me to not talk. That's your Daddy too, buddy. Can't wait to have you home, full time, for the next 3 months...

We also found an idea on Pinterest, regarding "End-of-the-year Teacher gift". There are so many wonderful ideas. People are very, very creative. Too creative. Sit down and quit making the rest of us look bad.

I like to consider myself creative. But since I'm also lazy and a huge procrastinator, this is how my project turned out. Here's the idea I loved on Pinterest:

This is the result:
It was 9:00 p.m., the day before the last day of school. Not completely my fault alone, since my husband told me he would help. We both suck at this. We're going with "It's the thought that counts".
Plus, extra points for Evan making his own card to give the teacher.
Last day of Kindergarten smiles.
And, it's a good thing the school year is done.
I'm not 100% sure his supplies would have made it another day.
This is all he came home with.
He's a bit hard on those crayons.
I wish I knew what happened to the other half of that eraser.
I think there are actual teeth marks on it...
And, on final note, since this post is all about Evan, here he is performing at a play in school.
He did fantastic and was so, so very funny in it!
Evan had a pretty big role in this play as the fox and was surprisingly not shy at all.
Performance pose.
Very classy.

His "foxy" costume.
And now, for his actual performance:
(I know that most of you won't find this video as funny as I do. That's OK. But I need to put it out there anyway. I have family harassing me for this video.)


  1. Yay for the last day of school!!!
    The teacher will not care in the least that the flower wasn't Pinterestified. You picked a great flower. One of my all-time favorites.
    And that video is so stinkin' cute. He did a great job! Not many kindergarteners would do such a thing.

  2. haha, I love that fox costume. and your teacher gift. Actually, full truth here - that pot in the original pin is cute and all, but how many pots / mugs/ frames do you think that teacher has with the ruler/ chalkboard/ apple theme? I'm sure she was jazzed for a plant she could stick in the ground in her garden. I would be. And those lilies are HARDY little dudes, so all the better.


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