T’was the first day of school, and all through the house
Not a child was present, not even my spouse.
All the kids’ lunches packed and their backpacks also,
I sent them to school with a kiss and said, “Go!”
Although quite silent the house seemed all day,
I managed and cleaned and got all the bills paid.
I had lunch with my hubby; what a bonus was that!
No “Stop it!” or “Quiet!” or “Stop calling your sister fat!”
Then at 4 pm sharp the buses came back
Dropping them all off with their backpacks.
I brought them inside and we talked about school.
The first day was easy; all the teachers seemed cool.
Now they’re all tucked in, all snug in their beds,
In hopes that tomorrow brings smart thoughts to their heads.
And hubby and I are also tired here,
So we wish you sweet dreams and a great new school year!