Here they were in September, at the start of school.
Now today, we face a very sudden end to the school year care of the teachers strike. I have a heavy heart about all of it because I feel bad for the kids that this is how their school year ends - and I feel worse for the teachers that it's come to this.
But instead of feeling rattled by the unexpected two week addition to our summer break, I will embrace it. I will cherish having two more weeks of fun in potentially the last summer I am home full time with the kids.
The weather is beautiful, we have friends here for the weekend, and we're off to the school fun fair that managed to squeak in without cancellation, just in the nick of time. Not a bad, if unexpected, start to summer!