The last day of school always brings about a mix of emotions. On the one hand I’m thrilled to be done with all of the activities and lunch making and commitments. I’m just done. And I’m ready for some lazy time with my kids. I’m ready to have them to myself again.
But on the other hand, summer is long and kids get bored and they love to announce how bored they are. And sometimes I feel like I’m a cruise director more than I am a mom, with all the “hey, mom what are we doing today”.
Nothing, the answer is nothing.
So for all the feels of the end of the school year, I’ve got a wine to go with each one.
End of the School Year Wine Pairings
For when your kid is leaving one school and heading to another. Whether it’s from his small, hands-on preschool to public school or from elementary school to middle school or just starting a new school, change is not easy. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with those bittersweet emotions.
For when the school year has felt entirely too long. Lunches have been forgotten, homework has been misplaced and you haven’t had it together since winter break. Cheer up this year is over and next year you can start a new. A Riesling is a sweet way to say good-bye to a tough year and start the summer off right.
It’s a milestone year! High school graduation or college graduation. Your kids have achieved something big this year. Or maybe they learned to read, beat their record in sports or just succeeded in such a way that you can’t help but celebrate. Pop a bottle of prosecco and pat yourself on the back.
Your kids are likely in grade school or later and you love that summer means you get to spend quality time with them. Summer means more one on one time and a chance for you to do things together. You hate to say it but while some people complain about summer vacation you actually look forward to it. A classy, goes with everything Pinot Noir pairs with being in the perfect sweet spot of parenting and knowing it.
You want summer to be here and school to be done. Your calendar is already packed with summer fun and you have a Pinterest board devoted to summer activities. You can’t wait for adventures and memory making. A bright Rose pairs well with your rose-colored dreams.
You are so done with the rush of the school year but not quite ready for summer vacation. You haven’t signed your kids up for camp and you don’t plan on it, in fact you haven’t planned anything. You are a go with the flow kind of Mom who envisions days at the beach or pool and some days of just lounging around the house. You know that come August you will be ready for school to be back but for now you are going to soak it all in.
Summer means the kids are off but you still have to get out the door to work, or that you work from home either way you are juggling both. You know that the key to surviving summer is using your village: whether it’s your moms club, grandparents or the neighbor down the street who doesn’t care if your kid stands outside the house waiting for their son to come out and play – you know these people are the key to surviving. A Zifandel is perfect for sharing after a long day of work when all you want to do is have a drink or two by the fire pit.
Whatever your feelings about summer vacation know that moms have plenty to drink to. Whether celebrating the end of a school year, cheering your kid on as they move to bigger and better things or treating yourself after a long day. Enjoy these end of school year wine pairings.
Check out our video of moms toasting the end of the school year and what they are drinking to.