Who’s ready for summer?! This girl! More importantly, who’s ready to be done with school so you can enjoy some time away from books, studying and early mornings?! This girl! Ok, this doesn’t REALLY apply to me. I don’t have kiddos in school…yet. However, my world still revolves around school schedules somewhat because when school is out that means more time with my family and in particular, my sisters! YAY! That said, I can still empathize with all those school-aged children. I do happen to still remember my high school and college days. Counting down the days to summer was about the ONLY thing that got me through it. I remember cramming for tests and staying up late only to wake up early with bags under my eyes. Ahhh, the good ol’ days! But when summer came — that was when the fun began!
Sadly, the days of books, homework and studying will return much to soon for me once my 4-year-old starts going to school. Then our summers will become a treasured time for us (not that they aren’t now, because they are, but you know what I mean). It’s weird how once you have a child in school you view your summers differently.
As I sat here thinking about my school days, I started to think it would be fun to throw a FREE fun and colorful printable together that would get the whole family excited for summer. With all those end-of-year activities, graduations and last days of school life can get a little bit crazy. When I think of summer songs, this has got to be one of my favorites and definitely a classic. I plan on printing this out and placing it on my mantle and have the frame I put it in be interchangeable so as the seasons change or there’s special event or quote I can change it out with a new printable. So stay tuned for more to come. We’re excited to offer more of these in the future to our Jabber readers.
So as you try to embrace the fact that your kids ARE getting older and as you say your goodbyes to another school year come and gone, let’s remember the most important thing in all of this — SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!!! (Note: maybe on the last day of school, to emphasize this point, blar this song loud and proud — windows rolled down and not giving a whoot who’s looking). 🙂