School letting out for the summer is magical for a spell. For a week or so, we don’t care about their 20 minutes of reading. We survived, they survived. For a bit, we don’t have to wake at the crack-of-dawn, we can wait until the crack-of-dawn-thirty. No lunches (until camp and summer school begins), no more homework. For a quick spell, we all feel accomplished. “Another year… gone!” (Albus Dumbledore in the Sorcerer’s Stone).
This year-end brought particular relief and enthusiasm as our little girl successfully completed kindergarten, in a mainstream classroom, with extra support. After we watched what Noah went through in Kindergarten we were a bit
nervous terrified. Yet, she made it.