Today, the steady beat of school days started again. Our son was ready to go back, and was really excited to see so many of his friends in one place again this morning.
I am ready for the routine again, I think. It's been a relief over the summer not to have daily reading, weekly homework and busy weekends filled with parties. But now, the routine of the days, clothes, expectations are welcome.
Work will again settle into a busy day and week filling pattern, the dates from school will fill our calendar and once again I'll look forward to swimming on Saturdays which always marks the start of the weekend.
With everything labelled, even the pencil case, the days leading to autumn and Christmas have started again. We're ready.