Yet, I can't help but mourn the loss of tradition. I can't help but look back with longing at the things we've missed and what we will miss. I didn't buy school pictures this last year to save money, to buck the system, to put more funds towards professional portraits. Yet, now I realize that that was the last chance I had to buy those lousy Lifetouch portraits.
Last year, on the last day of school, Alex's class had a luau party. Afterward the party, I checked him out of school early and we went to the pool for the afternoon. But, it was also the middle of June. I'm not so sure the water will be warm enough to swim today.
I'm realizing that we need to start some new traditions. We need to put them on the calendar so that we don't forget. We need to live life purposely, without the complacency that tends to creep in when we have nowhere in particular to go and nothing to do. To flourish in the homeschool environment takes planning and dedication.
So, what do you do to memorialize the end of the school year? I would love your suggestions, as I'm at a loss right now.