Vacation is over. Many schools across the country opened this week. All will start within the next week or so.
Whatever kind of school children attend, no matter what grade they're in, the first day is the first day — always a source of nervousness and excitement.
I remember posing for photographs my mother insisted on taking every first day of school. My sister and I are in the same dorky pose — hand up in a wave, walking toward the sidewalk in fresh school clothes.