Jun 6, 2012
Last Day of School
So it's officially here, summer vacation! Scout finished up yesterday with a little awards ceremony. Her teacher named her the most Graceful Dancer because she was a dancer in the operetta and she had her dance entry for Reflections go all the way to state. She earned her Soaring Eagle award which is a nice medallion awarded to each child who goes above and beyond the expected.
Sport and Crafty also earned their medallions for the year. All three had awesome report cards! When I was a kid, my parents gave us fifty cents for each A we earned in school. I remember once when I was in about 7th grade being so excited because I received $3.50 and that was just enough to buy me a new laundry basket.
I'm not that generous with our kids. In fact, this is the first year we have given any rewards for excellence on report cards. It's just something I expect from my kids. I want them to do well in school, not because they have been bribed, but because school is important and they should work hard at it anyway.
So this year Bossy had her kids bring me their report cards and now that I'm a grandma with school-aged kids, I guess I need to be that loving benevolent figure...
I bought them each a candy bar. But that caused no end of grief at my house. I had never rewarded my kids and now I was giving treats to the grandkids??? Where was the justice?
So I bought them all candy bars. And now I've started a new tradition.