She wakes up late on one of her designated happy days. The last day of school. Ever since she was a kid, she got excited about it being the last day of school. As an adult, the first day of school holds a special place in her heart, too. But this is the last day of school.
Her mind trips back to the last days of school when she was younger and less responsible. Aerosmith's Walk This Way is playing today as it was a number of years ago on her very last day of school.
She wakes up late to a rainy day. In her mind, she's a little piqued that it is raining. Isn't that a sin or something? A law of nature that it should be sunny on the last day of school for heaven's sake.
She's got her day all planned out. Except for having to bring towels for the kids to sit on during the ride to school that is. She forgot to put her windows up in her beloved car. Again. So much for washing and waxing the car today.
She orders chinese food for lunch and spends the day reading her newest book. This routine never varies. Those that are home during this tradition are welcome to participate as long as they don't change the tradition. Her husband has decided to celebrate by watching a movie.
Her head is full of all the things she's going to do with the kids over the summer. She has a mental list of where she's going to take them, adventures they'll have.
The anticipation is so intense, she can see, taste, smell, feel and hear the sights and sounds they will encounter.
Days by the pool, nights by the fire, cookouts every day and camping. Always in her heart, she will remain child enough to anticipate and enjoy the last day of school.