Wednesday, June 14, 2006
The lyrics of an old Roy Orbison song have been playing through my mind, "It's over, it's over, it's o-o-o-ver." Yes, folks, I survived yet another school year. Of course, it was much easier this year as I had three months off at home with Lily. I was blessed in the class I had this year. They were a wonderful bunch of kids and I adored them all, even my tough nuts. I will certainly miss them, and I have to say it just doesn't feel as if today was my last day with them.
I was so anxious about returning to work and leaving Lily behind. And yet, somehow, we've all come through unscathed. Lily is now at Melanie's with Hannah and I had a smooth transition back to work.
The closing of this school year will be very different for me as well. In previous years I've cleaned off counter tops and packed everything away in closets and cabinets. This year, I'll be packing it all in boxes in hopes of hearing from WJC with a job offer.
I felt like a fraud this afternoon telling the children good bye. So many of the first graders and kindergartners said, "Bye Mrs. Davis! See you in the Fall!" And of course I replied that I loved them and would see them then. I had a mother tell me she would have her baby ready for me in the second grade by working with her on her reading over the summer. Who knows where I'll be in September.
I have to admit I really had no inkling of how this Vertical Team of ours would take off. The kids LOVE knowing before school is even out who's class they are going to be in. There is no fear or trepidation over the summer. Parents really seem to love it as well. I know I'm going to leave behind many sad parents. This part of moving on really breaks my heart. On the other hand, however, I'm actually looking forward to a new adventure!
Also because it is the end of the school year, and because my husband knows how I am at the end of the year (they really don't make the days long enough to get it all done!!), and this being the sixth time the poor man has had to go through this, he took pity on me. You see, I have a fantastic honey. He is so amazingly wonderful and good to me. While I'm upstairs lounging on the bed blogging, he's downstairs cooking what smells like one incredible dinner (anything with bacon and onions cooked with the bacon in it has to be good). In fact he said something along the lines of, "Why don't you go upstairs and relax. I know you don't want to deal with cooking tonight." See, he's almost perfect (he has a few hidden flaws, but don't we all??).
Meanwhile, Lily seems to have forgotten she's a baby and is turning into some kind of "big girl". Not only is she now scarfing down the cereal (she prefers it mixed with a fruit and I really don't blame her), she is also mastering the pinscer grasp. I'm going to try to get a few pics of Lily eating a new food item the next time we give her one. Her faces are utterly priceless!
For some time now, Miss Lily has also been rockin' and rollin' all over the place. Within the past two weeks she has been getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth and moving backwards. This evening, as I was reading a blog, out of the corner of my eye I noticed Lily creeping. I was a smidge nonplussed as she is not even six months old yet, and quite frankly I'm not READY for her to be mobile!
But, in an effort to see if I was imagining things, or if she was indeedy crawling/creeping, we set up a stacking cups tower to lure her over. It worked for Hannah, and it worked for Lily. Within thirty seconds she had covered over three feet of ground and was knocking those cups over! She is busy and she is ready to move.
I'm not sure, but I think Hannah may be reluctant to spend the summer home with Lily and me. Maybe we will have to hit the road and visit Lissie and Aunt Jessie. We'll see.
I'm off to eat the yummy smelling dinner. =) Ciao!