It's difficult to fully express the joy a single dad feels on the first day of school after a long summer. It's a combination of relief, elation, euphoria and overall happiness. I love my kids and we had some fun this summer. But after three months, I was more than ready for school to start.
To further illustrate how wonderful this day has been, let me describe what I have accomplished so far. After I dropped the kids off at school...I cleaned the house, organized my office, caught up on a backlog of work, picked up an iced coffee at Starbucks, picked up my mail, answered all my email, dealt with an IRS issue, went shopping for some office supplies and updated my blog. And it is only noon!!!
I could give a seminar on organizational and productivity skills. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you have 6 1/2 solid hours to focus. I may even have time to go running through a grassy field turning cart wheels.
So please don't judge me for the joy I feel on the first day of school. It is one of those simple pleasures in life that only an overwhelmed parent can understand. It's kind of like Christmas for adults without the expense, long lines and reindeer.