I know that many of you are sending (or have recently sent) your children off to their first day of school for the year. You've gone through the ritual laying out of the new clothes/backpacks/school supplies, you have had the how-to-socialize talk (be kind to everyone--especially that one, how to avoid bullies, what to do when you are scared or confused, how to choose good friends, etc.), you've planned a nutritious breakfast and packed a varied lunch, and you have fresh batteries in the camera for the traditional first day pictures. Many of you are (were) excited to send them back knowing you would be able to clean your house and have it stay clean for up to three consecutive hours. You know you won't have to take the whole crew to the grocery store or post office or bank. You are looking at the stack of books you've been wanting to get to all summer. Tomorrow, you'll get to read in peace. You might even get to take a nap or go to lunch with a girlfriend. As much as you are going to miss them, you are going to love that one-on-one time with your sweet toddler.