There has lots of blog talk lately about kids going back to school and the relief the parents feel. Here it's quite different. I'm thrilled to have my kids home. We are continuing our days just as we did in the summer. It's been fun and today we went to the park for 3 hours. It was a gorgeous day with warm sunshine, but a hint of the fall weather to come. Ryan played with the little kids still too young to be in school all day. Chloe read some Calvin & Hobbes and played a game (Walk the Dogs) with me. We went out for icecream at Ben & Jerry's and took the pup to the dog park. Unfortunately, no dogs were there to play with. I love having the freedom to do whatever we want, whenever we want.