OK, dreading is a strong word. Maybe “having mixed feelings” is more accurate. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of school, getting my feet wet with family law and intellectual property and just learning more. On the other hand, we have been having the BEST SUMMER EVER. It’s been so wonderful spending time with my partner and two kids – seeing how the kids develop and change every day, laughing over silly things, having water fights, reading stories at night – everything that I get so much less of during the school year. We’ve been to Disneyland, the beach and done a couple of day trips. We’ve camped in the back yard a few times, had lots of barbecues, watched lots of movies and Seasons 1 and of 2 of the OC (not the kids, of course) and had dinner together every night. Sure, there have been arguments, crying, yelling, ignoring, and temper tantrums, like every home with kids, but overall, it’s been a great summer! Now, the impending end looms like a dark cloud.
Yet, the sun shines through the clouds. The clouds will part. Light will prevail and we will adapt to our new routine of me being involved with law school, my partner caring for the kids all day and into the night, me arriving home after dark and Sunday being sacred Family Day, not to be disrupted by homework. I know once I’m into it, school will be fun again, but right now, I’m already looking forward to next summer.