This is the season when the school year stretches before you, clean and promising, like a fresh spiral notebook, or a box of flawless, sharpened pencils. The lesson plans feel like the answer to all the niggling worries about learning gaps and keeping up with that perfect family at co-op. The extracurriculars are all perfectly lined up, in balance, and designed to facilitate the kind of “well-rounded experience” that everyone wants for their children. And you’re totally caught up on laundry, which is a sign. This is going to be the perfect year.
And it will be. I can promise you that.