Straight off the top we have to address it, because there is just no way around it.
13 days left.
I sort of view it like the end of pregnancy and the early stages of labor. Now is about the time we start pacing the floor with pains, the end is near, but we still gotta push through the hard stuff.
For the kids the hard stuff is next week. TESTING. Pierce said he is really dreading it. Not because he can't handle it, but it's just really tedious. But I keep reminding him, it's almost over.
I've also promised ice cream when it's over. Hope doesn't start K-Prep until next year, but she'll reap the benefits of ice cream as well, because of course.
You know what else helps get us through? LETTING OFF STEAM AND HAVING FUN.
Pierce thanked me after we left, "thanks for bringing us over tonight mom, I had fun."
And well these two?
THIRTEEN DAYS YOU GUYS. We got this.