Hello everyone. I never comment on here but just though I’d add my two cents as a parent. I’ve been reading some comments on here about parents hating when school is out. They just want their kids out of the house and out of their hair. These parents can’t wait for school to start. I hate to say that sometimes I am one of these parents. I look forward to the breaks because it’s nice to be off of work but at the same time I look forward to school starting back again because my kids need the structure that school provides. I have a very active and rambunctious 7 year old and 8 year old. They are so close in age that they argue. A lot. My son (who I love with all of my heart) is loud all the time and constantly wanting to be on the move. Unfortunately we live where they can’t just run around outside all the time. There is a lot of traffic where we live. I give my kids tons of opportunities to play outside at other places, I play games with them, they draw and color, ride bikes...However, they are driving me nuts! And yes, I can’t wait for them to go back to school. Not because I want them to be someone else’s problem (my kids are pretty well behaved at schoo and do well academically), but because they need to be back to a normal, structured day. My kids would never admit it, but they like the structure of a school day. I enjoy my kids and I love the weekends with them, but during a long break, they can get on my nerves. Anyway, I just wanted to offer a parents perspective (I’m also a teacher). If you’re a parent, do you look forward to your kids going back to school? Gosh, I hope there are some parents out there that feel the same way I feel or else I’m gonna feel like the crappiest parent ever. Lol.