Today I bow down and worship each and every Superior Being in each and every Heaven that exists everywhere for tomorrow school begins.
I have my kids totally convinced that every year on the first day of school we parents hold a big old throw down. I call it “The Parent’s Party.” I tell them that after they get on the bus and that first bell rings, parents from all over the county start leaving home for the party.
“Where is it?”
“Oh no way, Baby! I’m not telling you THAT information. You’ll start trying to look all hot in front of your school friends and spill the beans.”
“Come on! You’re lying if you won’t tell.”
“Okay, sure. I’m lying then.”
“What do you do?”
“Wouldn’t YOU like to know! Basically we celebrate the fact that you heathens are someone else’s problem for a few hours a day for the next nine months. We sing, we do the “Holy Mother Of God We’re Free Again” dance, we eat. You know, we just celebrate school starting up again.”
“Gammie, you ain’t right, you know that? You just ain’t right!”
Well, they might be correct on that. But come tomorrow morning at 8:05 am eastern daylight time I’ll sure be a whole lot closer to right than I’ve been in a looooong time!