I remember my senior college roommate would randomly but enthusiastically sing, “School’s out for the summer!” (And I can actually hear her voice in my head as I type!) Those words use to bring so much excitement to me, calculating final grades and rapidly punching them into the computer, watching to see if the calculation for the final grade would require more paperwork or not; importing those calcuations to Excel and printing them off; checking things off one by one so that the principal would be happy. But this year, there is no school, and there is no summer break!
But I’m still excited for those who will experience their summer break and graduation parties! This summer, we’re doing lots of partying — graduation, weddings, good-byes — and there are mixed feelings for most of those parties. Excitement for the new season but also sadness for the end of a season together.
I’m sure we’ll experience those seasons with our baby girl too. Everyone keeps asking if she’s walking yet, and she’s not. Even though I’m anticipating those first steps, I still love to hear my baby crawl around and will enjoy crawling around the coffee table with her, occasionally popping my head out and saying, “I see you!”