I always feel like the scene in Finding Nemo where the fish is yelling, "first day of school! first day of school!". I am so glad that our kids really enjoy getting out of bed in the morning for school. One of the things that's HUGELY different this year is that I'm now working the night shift at the hospital. This usually puts me walking through the front door about 20 minutes or so before everyone needs to be loaded into the truck for the quick ride to school. We haven't been brave enough to try the school bus just yet. When I get home in the morning, I have just enough time to help Megan do something with her hair and peek in lunchboxes to verify the contents include actual food.
My classes were in full swing when the kids' school started back up again in August. I get most of my school work done on my nights off of work. I've had a few occasions where I'll be quietly studying, only to find one of the kids has gotten out of bed and is roaming the house.