Every resource out there has some sort of survival guide for the start of the school year. For parents on how to make the transition easier, for kids on how to bravely make it through the first day and for teachers on how to anticipate what parents need.
There is also one now for Mom’s from She Knows on how to make the most of their long awaited “alone” time. As the article states “You’ve got a to-do list longer than your arm, but it’s probably not the same as the one you’ve been telling people about. Sure, you’ll get to the laundry and the dusting and the bill paying one of these days. But for now, you have six hours of me-time five days a week….”
So, enjoy your coffee, read a book, catch up on TV shows, work without the kids interrupting or pay those bills if you must. Then have fun when your excited children come home with stories about their day at school.