It felt good to get those jobs all ticked off one by one. I got the last of my Christmas cards done. The sheets off the bed, into the washer, into the dryer, and back on the bed. (That is my handy household tip on avoiding folding fitted sheets). It felt good to sit on the couch getting the laundry folded while watching mindless crap on television as a cheerful fire burned in the fireplace.
And I'm going to tell you a secret: For all of you who praise me for my patience in this school thing? It is not true. I am not all that patient by nature. It is something that I struggle with, because I cannot be impatient in this situation...I must be patient...I will not lose my patience...
And that is what makes this time so difficult.
But there is two more days of school before Christmas break. And then for 13 days, I will be able to become, once again, just a grandma. I'm looking forward to that, and I'm going to guess there are some kids who will be looking forward to that as well.