Today is the last day before kids go back to school. Summer’s over…for all intent and purposes, that is. The season won’t be over until September. I went through most of my 30’s without a baby. At 39, I ended up (surprisingly) having another (which was a miracle) and then at 42 I had another (another miracle). Well, my first baby is starting kindergarten tomorrow. She’s so excited. I was talking with her yesterday about how she would have to do homework now. Apparently, she doesn’t like homework and doesn’t feel inclined to think she should do it. I tried several different conversational approaches to convince her that doing homework is the best approach when going to school. None of them worked. So, frustrated, I asked her if she wanted to just stay stupid all the years she goes to school. She replied that of course she didn’t. I asked her if she wanted to be smart while she went through school. And, yes, of course, she wanted to be smart. I said, “Then you’ll have to do all your homework.” She promptly responded that she’s already smart and that she already knows how to do homework. …Hmmm.. At that point, what could I say? Nothing. That’s right. So, as she embarks on her years of schooling, I hope this conversation isn’t indicative of what’s in store.