New York City public schools don't open until tomorrow.
I know, right?
It's like being the last competitor, the final act - the butterflies multiplying in our stomachs with every passing minute. We watched the Catholic School kids go off in their uniforms and reviewed the school supply list for last minute items. I posted the September Menu for the PTA website and thought, my kids aren't going to eat that crap.
Seasoned pinto beans, garlicky green beans, Racheal Ray's Yum-O?
Yesterday morning, the boys came with me to the school office to tend to some administrative stuff. Just being in the school made them unusually nervous and they read their books quietly while they waited for me.
Yes, I said, read their books quietly.
As we left the building, they meekly asked, "What are we going to do today?"
They probably expected me to say homework, but instead I said, "How about having breakfast at Burger King?"
They waited for me to say, "Just kidding," but I didn't. After a whole summer of fresh fruit and yogurt, Cheerios and egg sandwiches - I was finally allowing them to have junk for breakfast.
Let's see if they eat "Yum-O" with that much enthusiasm.