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"Twas the Night Before School Starts

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’Twas the night before school starts

And I. Can’t. Even.

Contain my excitement

Because they’re all finally LEAVIN’!

Lunch boxes, backpacks, and shoes by the door

Filling summer days with fun my job is no more

They’re all finally in bed- bathed, brushed, and sleepy

While I’m over here feeling anything but weepy

Mom is so ready to finally get peace

The messes, the meals, they’re about to just cease

We boated, we swam, we drove and took trips

We’ve milk-shaked, and grilled and ate our body weight in chips

Summer was full of fun, pools, and sun

But now I just need it to really be done

It’s time for some structure, some routine and some math

and for mom to relax in a nice quiet bath

When the alarm strikes tomorrow, the kids they must go

There’s history and science and lessons to know

Of course I will miss all these kids and the happy

I will try not to think about memories and be sappy

Instead I will grin because summer, that’s a wrap

And now I can finally relax and take a NAP.

So off you go kids, and have a great day

We both need this break, until roughly next May!

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