two of my three children headed back to school this morning. both slade and elle were anxious, excited and nervous as they waited for the school bus this morning. although, we've done this before, i was still a little sad to see them go off for the day. the house seems strangely quiet and empty. now, i am anxiously waiting for the school bus to arrive again this afternoon. i cannot wait to see their smiling faces and to hear all about their first day back at school.