Also with August 28th comes a few perks. Here's what I'm looking forward to:
Time with a few of the kids. They will each leave and come back staggered throughout the day, so it will be fun to have that one on one time with each of them (or 2x2).
Watching individual relationships flourish between siblings. JL and A walking to and from school together, B & E being home in the mornings together.
Quietness (though this makes me a bit sad as well).
A clean house. Having kids home all day makes cleaning an all day process sometimes.
Welcoming my kids home after a hard day's work out in the world. :-)
Navigating a whole new world for myself and my children. This really is an adventure for us. I love learning new things and having different experiences to broaden our minds and build character.
I'm anticipating how each child will take the experience. How will they each grow individually? I think these years we've had together has been a growing time for family relationships as a whole and has been a time for my own personal growth. Now it's their turn. Their turn to be on their own and explore more of who they really are. I'm excited for that!
Tomorrow we'll see what the kids have to say....