It’s that time of year — as the end of the school approaches, are you excited about the prospects of summer or already stressing about next year? If it’s the latter, instead, consider taking a break! It’s a time of relaxation, refreshment, and reflection! You and your kids both need a change in the normal routine. I’m here to help with a few simple steps to celebrate school ending!
It’s SO important to make a big deal about our kids graduating another year. We only have 18 years with them, so let’s make the best of each and every new day. They grow up SO fast. It’s a HUGE accomplishment to complete another school year, for YOU and your children.
SIMPLE STEPS TO CELEBRATE SCHOOL ENDING
We have several traditions that kick off our year-end celebration and wanted to share them with you. However, this year was extra special. As my daughter and son took a week and a half to travel to my parents house in the south.
First, on the way down south, we went crazy and halfway through, stayed overnight at a 2-star hotel. Why is that crazy? First of all, I don’t typically travel past 5 hours but this time, the kids and I were driving without my husband for over 8 hours.
Second reason, I am frugal and always looking for ways to save money, not spend it. However, we splurged and stayed at a simple motel to celebrate our 2018 achievements. We drove around a tiny town looking at the other “outdated” hotels, deciding which one we would stay at next time!
Honestly, I am a bit spoiled when it comes to overnight stays thanks to my parents. They always treat our family to beach trips and we stay in well-kept, beautiful condos. So, we were a bit taken back by the condition of the motel. But, we still found ways to count our blessings that we were safe and the place was very clean. Just don’t ask us about the “continental” breakfast ;-).
How do you celebrate the new year? I’d love to hear your ways of celebrating!
Here is a guest post I wrote for Homeschooling with Heart Blog on our typical end of year traditions. These simple steps to an end of year homeschool celebration will give you ideas on how to reward your newly graduated student(s)!