Monday, August 28, 2006

First Day of School

Ah yes, the first day of school. It's amazing how many memories and feelings this day brings back for me. Aside from knowing I will now have to leave much earlier for work and get my butt out of bed earlier, it's a really refreshing day even though my kids aren't in school yet. Driving to work it's neat to see all the kids at their bus stops with their new clothes, backpacks and lunch bags. I always notice the things they are wearing since I know that most of them probably put a lot of thought into that first day of school outfit. (At least I know I always did!) And I can almost feel their nerves and anxieties as they stand there and wait for the bus. Oh the nervous energy of the first day of school when everyone is on time and on their best behavior. When everything is fresh as the new notebooks and pencils your mom bought you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not wishing I was back there in their shoes nor do I want to rush ahead to the day when my kids go to school, but there is just something in the air this time of year that I've always loved.

Of course the first day of school on a college campus kind of sucks since it means all the students and their cars are back and ready to run you over. It means endless phone calls, emails, and bad traffic around campus. Oh the first day of school........

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