Back to No School

It’s the first day of school in my town. It’s also the first time in 19+ years I haven’t had a 1st day of school moment or photo op, unless this counts.


There will be no moment of “ah, finally I get some quiet time in this house” like I had in the past.

On the other hand, there will also be no Staples run this afternoon with the hundreds of other parents getting the last minute items teachers requested.

There will also be no homework for me tonight, filling out form after form and signing my name more times than when I got a mortgage.

Honestly, this is probably a good thing. I don’t seem to be staying on top of the chores and tasks around here. I couldn’t even keep my front porch plants alive this summer.


I’m ready to replace them with mums. They are a hardier breed and need much less attention from me. That sounds about right for this new stage of my life.

To all those celebrating your kids being back in school – enjoy the rush of back to school activities and the quiet your home offers for a few hours.

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

One thought on “Back to No School

  1. Diana says:

    Schools are staggered around here. Many different dates but weeks ago. I had my first no kid in school day too. Seemed odd but strangely enjoyable too. Ready to embrace the new life we now lead.

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