The girls started back to school on Aug. 31, Gabi into 10th and Meg into 7th.
The start of a new school year/end of summer vacation just doesn't hold much significance for me anymore (except for the gobs of $$$$$ dropped on new clothes and school supplies). While my neighbors were all running around naked and showering themselves in beer, making plans for kid-free lunches and shopping trips, for me it was.....eh. The girls are so big now, so independent, they've got their own lives and their own things going on, perfectly able to take care of themselves, entertain themselves, not much use for ol' mom anymore (unless $$$$$ is involved, of course!) Having them home for the summer doesn't change my routine at all, I'm still able to go and do, lunch and shop, whatever, without needing to deal with them. And they're more than capable of looking after E whenever I need it. Now if I could just get them to cook dinner, and do the laundry, I'd be set!