Toronto Mike

First Day of School Anxiety


Today is the first day of the school year for most kids.  I know because I was nervous last night, had an uneven sleep, and woke up with that 'first day of school' feeling in the pit of my stomach.

No, I wasn't nervous for my kids.  They're both full-timers now and excited about going back.  I think this Labour Day-sparked anxiety is a hold-over from my own school days.  I think it's just ingrained in me, in Pavlovian fashion.  I haven't had a first day of school in about 13 years but I still feel it.

Am I the only guy who went to work worried about his first day at school?

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