And summer vacation ends. No where in the kids-instruction book did it say you had to go back to school too. Sure enough, we're back on day 1 getting lunch ready, kids dressed, and now, no bus - its a walk - weather permitting.
As I'm finishing off the last of breakfast (chocolate chip pancakes) Pandora selects Van Halen's "Jump!" - so I crank it up thinking the kids would enjoy it. Not thirty seconds later I have all the kids downstairs...
"Is this the jumping song?" asks my eldest, dressed for school.
"Good!" as all three start jumping along with the beat, pulling me off my chair to dance with them.
Chocolate chip pankakes, Van Halen, and a happy house.
I'll take it.