It's hard to believe that tomorrow will only be the 3rd day of school this year. This feels like the longest short school week of my life. Perhaps it's just the harsh, back to reality face-plant like feeling of waking up at 6:15 once again, but I am totally exhausted. The good news is that having adjusted my expectations and approach, today went much more smoothly. It might have been tedious at times rehearsing getting up, sitting down, lining up, sitting down... But the benefits were clear as the kids got compliments everywhere they walked in the building and I got a compliment of my own on my management. I'm hoping the stage is being set for a great year.