This is my last post in the Summer Memories theme I started in June. At the bottom of this page I will link to all the posts I shared this summer.
Today I want to share a memory that still lives with me to this day.
It is beyond me how I have two children who absolutely adore school. They look forward to school each day, they start talking about school in July during summer break, they genuinely adore school.
Their mama did not.
The last memory I wish to share about summer time is the last day of summer break every year for 13 years of my life. The last day of summer break was always one of the hardest days I had to endure each year from age six to eightteen.
I loved summer and being at home or with my Mammaw. I liked playing in the pool, tending the garden, watching horrible soap operas, working (when I was 14 and on) but when the day before the first day of school started getting near I would go into panic mode.
The day before the first day of school I began a series of worry and anxiety that I could not understand. I would get sick on my stomach and sometimes sit in my room and just cry. The saddest part? I had no reason to. I had friends and they were good friends! I had fun when I was at school for the most part.
I guess, looking back, anxiety was in my life at a young age and I just never really shared it with anyone.
I do remember, upon starting junior high, freaking out and my mom having my uncle *who taught PE at said school* talk to me to calm me down. The conversation I cannot recall but I don’t think it helped.
Strangely enough – my favorite time as far as grade school goes was in Jr. High.
Hating to leave this series on a sour or sad note – I just want to remind us all that sometimes the last day of summer break is not easy for all kids. Not every kid is itching to board the bus, learn the rules, go over a syllabi, or walk the halls. Sometimes we need a little TLC. A little reassurance. And sometimes just a sounding board.
I wish you all a wonderful last day of summer break and a night of rest and a first day that makes you smile.
Check out the other Summer Memory Posts here: