Admittedly, the whole "back to school" season has snuck up on me this year, and I'm kinda scrambling in this last week of summer vacay to both prepare everyone for the change next week and to make the most of our last week of our vacation.
Norah is excited for school, especially since she'll be in VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten), and that makes her feel like a big kid.
Caleb has no clue what's going on, but will definitely have a tough transition back, but will be fine and will probably stop crying at drop off sometime in April...
As for me, I fall somewhere in between the excitement and the crying.
It'll be fun to be back in the classroom. I enjoy my work, and after the time off, I feel refreshed and eager to be back to teaching. Plus, it'll be nice to have more daily adult interaction and to have more stimulating conversations. And, as I always say with kids: "It's good to miss them a little."
On the other hand, I've grown accustomed to our lassiez faire routine this summer, so transitioning back to a solid routine with a specific schedule will be a jolt. I'm not gonna get to sit in my PJs and leisurely drink my coffee while we watch "Phinneas and Ferb" first thing in the morning, and that's especially gonna smart. That, and having to adjust to again packing lunches.
Plus, I enjoy spending the day with the kiddos. We've had a lot of fun this summer, and as they continue to grow and get older, they get easier, so it's not as stressful as staying home was, say, 2 years ago when Caleb was an infant.
Anyhoo...we still have some shopping left to get done and some fun times to wrap up the week. Then, Monday, the 19th is D-Day.