The boys started back to school today.
I think we were all in deep denial about it until the moment the bus trundled up.
C and I were marveling about all the people who say "I can't wait until the kids are back in school."
School means a whole lot more work for us--racing around to get everyone ready and out the door in the morning, making lunches (please don't suggest I have the kids make their own lunches; everyone knows it's ten times more trouble to make a kids do something than just do it yourself), helping with/nagging about homework, parent-teacher conferences, soccer practices, PTA begging, etc., etc. You get the idea.
Plus, school means that summer is over, and fall and winter are inevitable, and I'm so not ready for that.
E and Z decided last week that they were going to homeschool themselves. What will you do for math? I asked. "Legos!" E said. "The mathematics of nature!" Z said. What will you do for science? "Legos!" "Nature!" What will you do for art? "Legos!" "Draw pictures!" What will you do for PE? "Run around outside!" What will you do for lunch? "PB&J!" "Hummus sandwiches!"
They had it all figured out. They almost had me convinced.
But in the end, they got on the bus.