Bittersweet summer vacation

One of my students told me that in an effort to try something new, she drank a glass of milk followed by half a glass of chocolate syrup.  “Then I jumped up and down to mix it all in my belly to make chocolate milk.”

Then she paused for a moment, smiled, and said, “It was awful.  I almost threw up.”

Today was the last day of school, and though I’m looking forward to a summer vacation filled by family time, golf, a book release, and the writing of my fourth novel, I’ll miss the daily joy that my students bring me.