...and how many of you instantly thought of the classic Alice Cooper song of the same name when you read that?
I thought so.
That song came out when I was around 10, and it was the perennial anthem until I graduated from high school. I haven't heard it once today.
Well, today was the last (half) day of school, here in our neck of the woods, and it certainly was... anticlimactic.
School got out at noon, and I was waiting for soccergirl when she came out, all smiles. All the other kids were similarly smiling. They were cheerful, and they said goodbye to their teachers... favorite teachers like Ms Kraft got hugs (from the students, not me!). The kids said goodbye to their friends, many of whom they will see in the summer for play dates, at soccer camp, or at Vacation Bible school, and so forth.
What I didn't see, and I was surprised about, was any... I dunno... exuberant behavior. They were happy, sure... but I sort of expected something even slightly more raucous, like when I would get out of school for the summer.
It dawned on me, there and then, that these kids all like school a lot more than I did... I suppose I should be glad.
I was stricken by two thoughts while I waited for soccergirl with the Alice Cooper song in my head (cue the Grandpa Simpson voice) "In my day, we were a lot more excited by the end of the school year" and "Jesus! Some of these teachers are young enough to be my children!"
I think I'll just go and have a nap.
As for Alice Cooper... school might be out for the summer, but I'm not.