I went in to school yesterday. It was time to start getting my classroom ready for the approaching school year. As a teacher, I'm extrememly lucky to have two months off during the summer, so I try not to complain (except to Linda) about having to go back to work. Truthfully, there is something exciting about starting a new year, not unlike the excitement of stuffing your new school supplies into your backpack as a child. But I will miss my long days with Violet. For the first time, as I walk out my door on that first day, I will be more concerned with what I'm leaving at home than what is waiting for me at school.
268 days old