Worst End of School Year Mom Ever, the Israeli Version

Six more days...five more days...four more days...No, that’s not the kids counting down till the end of the school year. It’s the parents.

June is the cruelest month for busy Israeli parents of elementary school-aged kids, who also try to make a living and run a household when they aren’t driving carpool. In the final weeks of classes, we find ourselves like marathon runners struggling to make it through those last few kilometers, sweating and panting to the finish line that marks the beginning of summer vacation.