Back to School: Batting a thousand

This originally appeared in the pages of SFM's August 2016 issue. Check out the digital edition, here

We’ve done all the things, had all the fun, heard all the whining about much boredom and more hunger, and now it’s officially (well almost) time to bid adieu to the chillax-y relax-y, far less structured vibe of summer, and say hello to a brand new school year in all its shiny newness.

If at the end of a school year parents are all kinds of done when it comes to fighting over one more piece of homework or signing (never mind enforcing the returning of) one more reading log, the start of a new school year is its polar opposite. One might say that at the beginning of the schoolyear parents are batting a thousand…

Yes, the start of a new school year finds us all at the top of our game, but it’s anyone’s guess how far all that renewed energy will actually take us (7th inning stretch, surely…), so (teachers especially) take advantage while the tanks are full. Put us in coach, we’re ready!