Welcome back, parents of school-age children.
Welcome back to life.
It’s been nice, right, the break from reality?
A summer full of lounging in bed well past quarter-to-sunrise, not planning what hot lunch your little one will eat and which ones you’ll have to pack; not worrying who is going to pick up whom and where this one has to be at 3 p.m. and that one at 4:30 p.m.
A season without planning everyone’s dinner while the coffee’s brewing before breakfast, and how in the world are we going to take care of that science project at this late date?
It’s pretty easy to get used to waking in the morning without feeling like you’ve just been shot out of a cannon, right?
As parents throughout Wall Township today shepherd their children through their new morning routines in preparation for the first day of school, it may feel to some like running to catch up with a train that’s left the station just a few minutes before your arrival.
You’re not alone.
We don’t have any words of wisdom, unfortunately -- no magic pixie dust that gives you an extra four hours a day and the energy to absorb them. Sorry.
But good luck, parents. We salute you.