This week marked the end of the school year for my big kids. It was the end of 3rd grade for one and the end of elementary school all together for the other. Since the middle school and elementary schools start at different times, this was also the end of the kids walking to the bus stop together every morning down this part of our building. My son is excited that he’ll be able to sleep in an hour next year, but his sister isn’t so happy (read jealous!) and I’ve joined the ranks of overly emotional mothers. Sniff. Hiccup. Ugly cry.