Catchy jingles will tell you the most wonderful time of the year is Christmas.
And yes, Christmas is a wonderful time. What's not to love about tree with fairy lights, and breakable ornaments. Stores playing the same three songs on an endless loop. And the look on your children's faces when they see that Santa has indeed come. It is a wonderful time.
But any Mother worth her salt will tell you that is not the MOST wonderful time of the year.
The MOST wonderful time of the year is the first day of the school year.
The long days of summer are over. No longer will I spend my afternoons listening to "I'm bored." No longer will I be subjected to Pork Chop and Bounce fight over which Barbie dress their Barbie will wear to the ball. The dark days are over.
With clean backpacks and shiny folders two of the five are school bound. One for kindergarten, one for 1st grade!
*sigh* During naptime it will be just me and Meaty.
And in two years he'll go to school too.
*double sigh* Life just keeps getting better and better.
Yea, verily it is the most wonderful time of the year.