Yes, it is!
Tomorrow is the first day of school!
Well, it is for Alex and Daniel. The older 3 don't start until Monday...more of the joys of having kids in two different districts. *sigh*
We got a chance to visit with both teachers, and I think that they are all going to do just fine. Daniel was happy to run into his best friend from preschool while we were there, and although they aren't in the same classroom, they'll get to see each other at recess and other times during the day. Plus, he got invited to his friend's birthday party this weekend - so he's absolutely ecstatic about that!
So while I see posts from other moms who are sad to see their kids going back to school, I couldn't be happier. It's not that I don't love my kids - I do. It's not that I'm not going to miss them - I will. But to see the excitement on their faces as they walked into their school and saw their friends and saw their teachers and saw their desks and their chairs and everything - THAT is what makes me happy to see them go back to school. They can't wait to get there, and I know that they are going to love it and they are going to grow and mature just a little bit more every day.
And yeah, I'm going to have some kid-free time. And I'm going to enjoy it.