For kids, they’re suddenly free to do the things on their to-do list:
- Turn into screaming lunatics.
- Argue nonstop.
- Make a lot of noise and a big mess.
- Whine constantly that there’s nothing to do or nothing to eat.
Then one day it changes. What seems like a lot of fun slowly evolves into a “how I did get here” situation, for which your life coach advises to just hang on until August. And now it's almost here. So it was with a spring in my step that I mailed registration forms this week. I think I overwhelmed the postman with my enthusiasm; trying to hug him was probably over the top. I paid the $100 enrollment fee, bought $50 worth of school supplies (and counting), and put some money into the online lunch account. I even have my first day of school outfit and agenda planned. I am ready to go.
So when you see those parents with crocodile tears, remember we love our babies, but the first day of school is secretly our favorite holiday.