Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Schools Out!

The last day of school was always the best day of school when I was growing up.  But there's only so much pressure Rio can take, so he had his usual end of the school year melt down.

The kids hop in the backseat and shove their report cards in my face, eager for me to review them. I take my time reading every mark and notation while they hold their breath.

"Mom...did I pass?" Rio breaks the silence.

"Yup," I told him, as I folded the report cards and placed them inside my purse.

"Ah, good. That means I'm a third grader," he sighed with relief.

"I know I passed," Amaya stated. "I already peeked at mine."

"Great year you guys, I'm proud of you both," I praised them as I pulled away from the school.

"Mom? Do I have to go to college?" Rio asked reluctantly.

"It depends on what you want to do when you get older," I told him.

One minute later, Amaya informed me Rio was in tears.

"What's wrong Rio?" I asked through the rear view mirror.

"I'm not ready to leave home..." Rio sobbed.

I promised him I wouldn't kick him out just yet.


  1. Oh how cute is this? Congratulations on another year well spent!

  2. Cute!

    Heck yeah, SCHOOL's OUT! (At least Alice Cooper thinks so ...) :-)

  3. Aw, that is so cute! Hooray for summer vacation! :D

  4. I think that summer vacation is an outdated concept that we should abolish. It's original purpose was to provide a break for families so that they could have free labor on their farms. With modern society, this is no longer needed. Our education system in America sucks...our kids are stupider than at least 23 other countries and it is only going to get worse.

  5. So funny! I'm glad you're keeping him around a little longer. My 7-year-old daughter is ready to leave home. "I want a new family!" she screamed at me just last week. :)

  6. aww that's so sweet!!!

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  8. Oh! That's so sweet. Yay for summer though.

  9. Sounds exactly like my middle child--thinks so far into the future that the moment becomes impossible!

    I'm sorry, but the library story is truly funny--annoying that they wouldn't give them cards--but that insurance cards-with their name on them--didn't count? Someone is missing the logic gene.

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