Friday was the last day of school! Though I am home-schooled, do not attend public school, I keep up with the local school calendar and the holidays since I have to make sure my home-school gives me the same day(s) off. The humans are pretty good about it- most of the time I can tell because my Dad doesn’t go into the office.
Today is different. My first clue was when the weather began getting warmer a few months ago, I knew the day wouldn’t be far behind. As my human walks me through the neighborhood this morning, I noticed the school bus drivers beaming with bright smiles as they head down the main road. Then, I notice the kids walking briskly and trotting to the bus stop have a smile on their face instead of the usual, “I dread this day” look and slow walk, common among children getting ready for school or heading to school. One kid was galloping, with an odd grin on his face, to the bus stop like he was headed to camp or something really fun- hope he’s not up to something mean.
Here comes the school bus –never seen that driver smiling so much! She even greets each child like they are her own. Probably does that more than I notice, but today it’s a production and drama! The Special Education school bus stops down the street to pick up our friend for school too. One after the other, each child and school bus driver all seem to be so full of joy.
I wonder what it’s like at the school. I want to take a walk over to the elementary school since nearby and see what else is going on but I have chores to do around the house so I better get them done. I finish my chores, security detail around the house and property- do some yard work, early and head to the school.
Oh my! This is hilarious! I can’t believe what I am seeing. Kids running to the school buses! The buses leaving and all the adults are jumping up and down….. really weird to see an older person doing summersaults around the parking lot but this one lady had it down to perfection! As the buses are pulling away, you can see the anticipation of summer on their faces!!!
Once I am back home I go inside to wait for my humans to come home and wonder if my friend who just finished second grade will be over to play more often since he doesn’t have school….. I am so proud of him…. he’s graduated to the third grade! Oops!! There’s the doorbell and YAY!! The familiar voice “Can Noah come out and play?” Oh summer- I love it.
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