It's the most wonderful time...of the year.

After an amazing, restoring week away with some of my favorite people in the world and a week to recover and get ready for school to start today, this month has been so good but I’m SOO ready for at least something of a regular routine.

Since I was a kid, through college and especially as a mom, I LOVE back to school time. No, not because I get rid of my darlings.... but because I love the feeling of a clean slate. Even more than January 1, I love the start of a new school year. Maybe it’s the supplies (I am a sucker for them) maybe it’s the promise that soon it won’t be 102 degrees outside, maybe it’s just because new routines and schedules always feels really good to me.

So my oldest baby starts his senior year today and there have been posts all over Facebook with back to school pics this week. Some sad, some happy, and apparently we’re all shocked that kids grow up.

So I was reflecting on all of this and I don’t feel sad that this is his last year of high school, I’ve never really looked at new phases for my kids with sadness, but more with excitement about what’s next. I’ve enjoyed every phase so far, and always thought the one they were in was the best, and I can’t think of any that I’d want to go back and do again!

So how are you today?? Whether you have school aged ones or not, where do you weigh in on back to school?

(P.S. I’m still a good mom if I don’t want them to stay little and live with me forever, right??)