Our girls started back to school today - Lara is in seventh grade and Emma is in second. They were both excited, nervous, and somewhat sad to see summer end, as were their parents.
Samia and I are fortunate to have businesses that allow us time with our kids and that allow us to work with our kids. I enjoy working with both girls immensely - they are fun to be around and are increasingly helpful with farm chores. I miss them when they go back to school.
School used to start in September - the remnant of a more agrarian society. I don't think that either of our girls has a classmate whose family farms - a big change from 40 years ago!