What I *want* to say is, "Yeah, well ALL the schools started a month before you did, and they are having Mystery Meat and Mixed Vegetable Mash for lunch today and the kids are getting on the school bus before you even get out of bed. Would you like to do that too?" But I don't. Because I'm afraid they might be struck with temporary insanity and decide that all that might be better than having to get up and do their math on Columbus Day. And that's not an option. So I'm keeping my mouth shut.
Even since I've been typing this post, another scholar appeared at the door saying, "Mom, why DO we have to do school on Columbus Day?" I started to blurt out about the Mystery Meat, but I don't want to take the chance that they'd ask me what that was they ate last night.
Anyway, off we go to celebrate ancient Italian explorers by hitting the books...
Oh, and Happy Birthday, Marsha :-)