Back to school: Emotions running high?
For many grade school, high school and preschoolers, today is back-to-school day. I'm getting my six-year-old, Everett, ready for his first day in first grade. I have mixed feelings about the day; he'll be starting back at Pioneer School, a special education school he's attending because of his emotional struggles. It's on a modified year-round schedule, so he's only been off four weeks, and he's going to be in the same classroom. Back-to-school has a decidedly different tone for us than all the Septembers of my youth; and the Septembers of my happily anticipated dreams when I was imagining mama-hood.
For me, it's something of a let-down, I want to be so excited and full of the wonder of opportunities, first grade! so many to come! but instead I'm minorly sad. That's what I'm feeling this September. But what are you feeling? What is back-to-school like at your house today?