Friday, June 23, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things


Is time speeding up? It seems like I was writing a post for this blog hop just yesterday. Big thanks to our host, Lexa Cain, and her co-hosts, L.G. Keltner and Tonja Drecker!

Last week, I dedicated my post to my older daughter, who won several end-of-the-school-year awards. Last Friday, I went to see my younger daughter (at the exact same auditorium) graduate from 5th grade. She won the award for orchestra and two others for high academic achievement. Awesome-sauce!

Gosh, all I need to do is get my darlings to cook their Mac and Cheese, pick up all their stoof, and stop screaming at each other like hyenas and life will be perfect.

As if.

Anyway, I got all choked up again watching my kid walk across the stage. What is with all this emotional boo-ha-ha? It used to kill me to show any kind of extreme emotion at all, but these days, I get teary at all sorts of things. When my younger daughter wrote me a heartfelt letter for Mother's Day about appreciating all the things I do for her, I turned into a puddle. I'm blaming the hormones, or um, the absence thereof. 

Me:



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Speaking of tears, today's the big day. The last (half) day of school. Goodbye hours of quiet writing time--sniff, sniff.

My kids:



via GIPHY



Oh well. At least I get to sleep in until summer camp starts!


What makes you cry? What excites you (or bums you out) about summer? Love or hate gifs?


12 comments:

  1. For me, it's all about my mood. Something that makes me cry one day won't bother me the next. Congrats to your kiddos on their achievements.

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  2. My nephews received some awards at their schools too. I was a proud aunty for sure.

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  3. Congrats to your children for their awards. I always get emotional for those special times too.

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  4. Very little makes me cry. Telling someone about losing a person or pet gets me.

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  5. Yes, that's so awesome about your kids' awards and how your daughter told you she appreciated it. And enjoy your time to sleep in. I have to say that I get teary eyed much more since my husband died. About missing him sometimes and a lot of things.

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  6. You mean tears of joy? Well, the younger members of my family do that for me. I have two little nephews, one in his first year of school, the other in his third, and both are loving it and birth are chess champs who beat older children in tournaments. And the elder reads and reads in bed till told to go to sleep. How good is that for his proud librarian auntie?
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  7. I use to never cry, but as the kids get older...(I get older ;) ), I'm touched more easily.

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  8. To me time always goes faster than I can take! My son was in 5th grade too this year! congrats to your daughter on her graduation and on winning the two (TWO!! omg you must be so proud!} high academic achievement awards AND orchestra! Man no one would be able to talk to me for weeks if that happened at my house LOL! You are doing a great job mom! Congrats to you too! hormones overdose or absence thereof and all you are an awesome mom :)

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  9. Ah, yes, the nostalgia gets me every time. I can be awash in tears just glancing at an old photo!

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  10. CONGRATS! I'd be crying, too. Those are happy tears! You're the second person I've seen writing about the last day of school this week. Our schools have been out for almost a month now. Of course, they go back in very early August. I assume you guys don't go back until after Labor Day?

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  11. You actually made me cry with the comment you left on my "Awesome spooky beach reads" post. But in a good way.

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