I don't know what it was about this year...but I had a sinking feeling the day before school and the day of. I always hate it when school starts and I have to send them into the big bad world, and they are gone all day everyday. I would rather have them home with me. I don't have the mental ability to home school...and not sure that is even the answer. I cried after we dropped the last one off, it's just another benchmark that tells me they are another year older.