And to be honest, I have some mixed feelings.
Here are the pros and cons.
I know.... Who knew there would be cons?!
pro: My name is Amanda again.
pro: I do not have to be at work at 7:30 a.m.
con: I already miss my kids wanting to tell me things.
pro: I have a lot of free time.
con: It's harder to feel like a productive human being when you're not taking care of and teaching 24 kiddos.
con: I now have no excuse for the dishes not being done.
pro: I can wear sweats, jeans, or whatever the heck I want.
con: Husband will be ditching me for San Jose.
pro: I get to go fun places like Sun Valley with Natty-pants and the parentals.
pro: I will get to visit dear Megan and Jared and love on my sweet nephew in Milwaukee.
pro: I will get to cruise on over to San Jose when husband is done with his internship. We have some great plans!
con: My apartment is hot... hot... oh, and did I mention HOT?
pro: More time for hiking! My new hobby, remember?
pro: More time to read books that are above a fourth grade reading level.
con: Did I mention already that I miss my kids? I know I am a sap. Don't get me wrong though. There are one or two students that I happily waved on to fifth grade. But seriously, they are great kids and despite what I might have made anyone think, they brought me a lot of joy.
con: I feel like I have nothing to talk about when husband gets home. Probably a PRO for him...
pro: No more packing lunches. I don't know why, but that is such a nuisance to me.
pro: A lot less stress.
I know most people will still be working these next couple of months, but here's to still enjoying summer, the warm weather, holidays, and fun.