Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Sweet Ending

Just one final day to wrap things up? Yesssss! The last day of the 2009-2010 school year. THE END.

All over the globe children and parents reach this exciting day that marks new educational beginning and conclusion to another school year; THE END. I imagine that in Holland kids click their wooden shoes to signify the “Einde” of school and then go pick tulips and dive into some asparagus hollandaise and apple pie. In Germany, they probably make merry the “ende” with a big chocolate cake covered with that sweet thick coconut frosting. In Spain? Oh, I guess they throw a big party at the “fin.” Don’t they always find a way to Fiesta? Same in Italy. I bet once “fine” is reached, they chow on spaghetti and meatballs, lick gelato and drink wine (even the children). And in France? At “fine,” maybe a grand meal of many choices called cuisine bourgeois (that hopefully includes French fries).

But here in this corner of America, our family has an End-of–the-School-Year dinner tradition that dates back to our first son’s Kindergarten graduation; ice cream sundaes for dinner (this photo is from that first Graduation Dinner). This year, our ceremonial feast observes that one son is graduating from seventh grade, the other from third grade. Tonight we indulge in a once-a-year banquet of ice cream to commemorate their hard work, super grades and the beginning of summer break.

Good job boys! You make your Momma proud…now, please pass the nuts and chocolate syrup.


The Redhead Riter said...

But why exactly is it only once a year? I celebrate everything with ice

I didn't get in a crash today, let's have ice cream.

It was a good hair day, let's have ice cream.

I made a great dinner, let's have ice cream.


Congrats for the hard work at school! An education is PRICELESS!!!

liz said...

oh my goodness - that's bigger than his head!

livinginbetween said...

What a great end-of-year tradition! I might have to borow your idea for our own kiddos, even if it is a bit late getting started. :)

Thanks for following along at Sugar Tails! I look forward to getting to know you better!

(And I'm impressed about the unicylce thing. That's amazing to this grace-challenged girl.)