Bea and Gus started back to school this week. We had such a fun, relaxing summer. I really hated for it to end. Bea is in Mrs. Shogren's 3rd grade class at Gammon Elementary, and Gus is a big-time 8th grader at Stucky Middle School. They were both genuinely happy as they packed their backpacks and headed out the door on Tuesday. My goal this year is to "let go" a little bit more. I need to let them learn from their mistakes and give them more independence. I'm guessing they'd probably like that too. Here's hoping this school year ends with smiles as big as the first day.