Soccergirl is poised to begin third grade and is excited about it. She will be seeing her friends and classmates from last year, as well as beloved teachers and school staff... these things make her happy.
Mrs Gunfighter and I are excited about it, too... sort of. You see, sending SG off to the third grade means that next year she will be in fourth grade. The year after that she will be graduating and going off to college and getting married and... Well, you get the idea.
I can't afford to get all sappy and sentimental, because today, I have to re-teach two poor shooters what they learned in the academy. I also have to attend a senior staff meeting. I can't do that kind of stuff while I am all choked up about school.
Having said all of that, if you think that I won't be leaving my office in an hour to go her school to be there when she walks in the door, you're out of your cotton pickin' minds!
ADDENDUM: So... I drove to the school
I'm still glad I went.