The grocery shopping is done. The laundry is done. The school lunches are packed. The school bags are ready by the front door and my kids are looking a wee bit downhearted. I, on the other hand, am feeling a distinctive spring in my step. The new term starts again at 8:50am tomorrow morning and I must say, as much as we love the family holiday time, I really think we are all ready to go our separate ways after breakfast.
The only possible wrinkle in the back-to-school plan is the fact that we are under a Freezing Rain Warning and that the flash freeze is supposed to hit just before the morning rush. A Snow Day during term is one thing. A snow day right on the heels of seventeen days of holidays is a little harder to get behind. I will tuck my kids into their beds tonight with fingers crossed that Mother Nature will be generous and that the new term will commence as planned.
I am always so delighted when holidays begin and so ready to get back into routine by the time they are winding down.