First, WBH goes to back to work, which is a change for all of us in schedule, and in not having a second parent at home. Then, just as we've gotten used to that change, Stinky's preschool starts again. I love the return to routine, but dread shifting gears.
I've been dreaming up ways in my head to change my attitude about this time of year. Do I try to make it more fun by starting new traditions? Should we do a back to school feast and discuss our goals and dreams for the school year? Do I fill my home with autumnal scents by baking up a storm? Do I get nest-y and do a very belated spring cleaning and get out the fall decorations as soon as the calendar page is turned? Or do I allow myself to wallow in the sulky feeling that inevitably hits me on WBH's first day back at school for a little while, then move on once it's passed? I think the answer lies somewhere in the middle ground, but I haven't found it yet.