Hooray for being Friday – hooray for it being the end of another week. A crazy emotionally charged week as well.
It’s the first day of summer break for the kiddo – it’s our first summer break, as well. With daycare, he still went every day of the summer, so we’re trying to get this figured out. We’re actively looking for any and all camps – and any and all activities. Bennett and I are still working full-time, so I’m really worried that he’ll be spending a lot of summer trying to get our attention. I plan on working from home a lot more so B doesn’t get completely burned out. Plus, I’m really over a lot of what is going on at that office, and would much prefer to just stay home anyway.
Yesterday was Sheff’s last day of kindergarten! He had a pretty relaxed week at school – field day, bubble and sidewalk chalk day, board games day and to end it, movie and popsicle day. He had early release on both Wednesday and Thursday. The teachers were all out there clapping and telling the kids good-bye. It made me tear up something crazy. His kindergarten teacher sent them home with a sweet little goodie bag, and had hand written a note on the bag telling the kids that she loved them. It was so sweet. I put it in his kindergarten memory box. Sheff has done a lot of growing between the first and last day!
I had taken a half-day and B cleared his schedule, so we picked him up yesterday after school and went for a Chick-Fil-A picnic. We then headed over to Sugar in Mountain Brook to pick up his candy surprise. Y’all – these people are the sweetest. They are local and have a huge assortment of candy, and they even do sno-cones. I DM’d them over Instagram, and she made up an all-red candy jar for Sheff and topped it off with balloons. Y’all, it was about $20 and Sheff loved it. They can customize almost everything for what you want – and the girl in the store was so sweet with Sheff when we took him in yesterday. We let him get a little extra bag of candy that he could pick up, and we got a TON of it for only about $8. If you’re local, definitely check them out.
After his candy surprise, we had one more in store for him. We headed to the bowling alley for some bowling and arcade fun.
I’m excited to start this tradition – an end of school year celebration is always a good idea. Sheff brought home a great “report card” excelling in all the areas a kindergartner has to nowadays. We’re super proud of him and the awesome little person he is.
I’ve had some severe issues dealing with work this week – basically my half day wasn’t a true half day, as I was expected to continue to work. Usually, I am quiet about those things, but I was pretty upset. I have asked for my four hours back, and I haven’t heard anything. Does anyone have advice on how I should proceed? Do I go to HR? I don’t know the protocol here, but as someone who rarely takes time off and never calls in sick, and works most weekends, I feel like I deserve those four hours back. Or tell me if I’m being crazy, too.
We’ve got another baseball game tomorrow, and then hopefully a low-key weekend. The weather is not supposed to be as hot as it has been, so we’ll definitely be outside the majority of it. I hope you guys have a great long weekend (if you get it!)!