All the kids came back to the school where I work yesterday. And quite a few new ones to boot. The first week of school is exciting, crazy, happy, frustrating, full of hugs and kisses, and guaranteed to leave a teacher temporarily sleep deprived. We just want to get it right, to deliver the best of ourselves for these great kids. But we rarely say that out loud for fear that either it won't happen as we hope or we will be thought of as a bunch of mushballs (a word I heard uttered today to describe a very emotional classmate). So please excuse the temporarily spotty blogging as I spend a few days occupied at the bottom of this slide. Happy reading everyone!