The first day of a new school year. There are mothers with their tissues, sobbing that they can't believe their babies have grown so fast. There are children clinging to their mom's leg, pleading for mom not to desert them. There are parents pushing their way inside classrooms to speak to teachers. There are parents harassing the office staff regarding teacher placement. There are parents who, for some reason unknown to me, have forgot how to parallel park. Then there are parents like me who have been looking forward to this day all summer.
As excited as I was to welcome summer break, I am more than thrilled to have it end. Summer break is a lot like company you haven't seen in a while. You can't wait to see them but after you have cooked for them, cleaned up after them and entertained them for a couple weeks you are ready to send them packing.