It's the most wonderful time of the year!
I love September! It's not just getting the kids out of the house - it's the schedule, it's the getting up and getting ready because you have important things to do. It's the going to bed on time. It's even eating a good breakfast and putting on sensible shoes. Since I was a teacher, too, the first day of school is always nostalgic for me. On one of my favorite first days of school, I met several confused freshmen students coming in to my math class. They would look at me, and then look around the room, and then sit down. Finally a very confident freshman came in, looked at me, and asked me, "Where's Mrs. Chew?" "I'm Mrs. Chew", I told him. "Sit down." He kind of shook his head, then told me that there was a rumor floating around that Mrs. Chew was a mean old chinese lady. I laughed all week. The rumor persisted even to Back To School night, when several parents told me that they weren't expecting, well, someone that looks like me. "Expecting a mean old chinese lady?" I would ask them. "I get that alot."