Monday, August 11, 2008

Summer's End

The May Queen heads to school in two days. Tomorrow she'll go in to meet her teacher and see her classroom. She's excited and I am, too (MY vacation begins at 8:05 on Wednesday morning!).

This very last day we have without a school responsibility I had hoped to be a fun filled last hurrah. A trip to the pool or the water spouts. A trip to the library. Crafts at the kitchen table. Time spent together.

Instead, I can't wander too far from the bathroom. I have a massive headache, and am moving slowly. Thankfully, the fever seems to be gone. Maybe we can manage a craft at the kitchen table.

But unfortunately I think this last day of summer will be filled with lots of television.

20 comments:

thailandchani said...

Well, the most important thing is that you rest and get well!

When I was a kid, school started the first week of September. This feels like August 11th. Wow! Who knew?

~*

Furrow said...

Aww, sorry for the sickies. I hope you get better soon. But after the month of adventures you've had, I wouldn't feel too back about a little laid back TV time.

Mad said...

Re: early chapter books. Have you read Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry?

Kyla said...

What a bummer. I hope you feel better soon. I hate intestinal illnesses.

Amy Y said...

Oh no :(
Feel better soon! There will be other days to do the fun stuff...

Mary Beth said...

I hope you feel better soon and that the May Queen has a great first day of school. I can't believe school's starting already!

BTW, you won one of the Boyd's snowman ornaments when you commented on my blog. Please send me your address (marybeth494ATgmailDOTcom) and I'll mail him out.

Kathryn said...

Well, the last day of your summer may be a bummer but I think the road trips you took make up for it. ;)
Hope you feel better!

Beck said...

Aw, I'm sorry. But you guys have had a GREAT summer.

jen said...

you've done great this summer, she's had a riot. now it's time to decompress. yay, you!

nomotherearth said...

I still can't believe that your school starts in August. Good luck!

wheelsonthebus said...

I am sorry you are so unwell!

david mcmahon said...

I'm sure she'll enjoy school. I really hope she has as much fun as I did.

Gina said...

I'm sorry you're poorly but it sounds like you've made quite a few special memories this summer.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm excited for MQ, but feel so terrible for you! This stuff is seems to have spread over the pond as well. YUCK.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Huge hugs to both of you! Maybe you can postpone the "last day of summer" to next weekend? Have Saturday be the official "last day of summer vacation"?

the dragonfly said...

Hope you're feeling better...

And..is it just me or does school start A LOT earlier than it used to??

Chaotic Joy said...

I'm catching back up and am so sorry to hear you are ending summer sick! I hope you are all recovered soon, and I am sure her highness was fine with whatever activity you mustered. Or didn't.

womaninawindow said...

I think I'm going to hide for the next few weeks. Everyone's sick - internationally! Yikes!

Sorry for the luck...it is terribly exciting though, this whole back to school thing.

MamaGeek said...

The countdown to vacation is ON!

Feel better so you're ready on hour #1! :)

niobe said...

Feel better soon.