Back to school blues

Some of you are still on spring break, but my kids went back to school today. I'm looking for suggestions on making it through the rest of the year emotionally, for parents if not for kids. Today they were pretty sugar-fueled and were happy to see their friends, but I know that by the end of the week they'll be feeling weighed down by homework and expectations again.

And that weighs me down with homework and expectations. (Which is kind of funny, because my own homework and expectations at school don't weigh me down that much. Lesson: It's always better when it's optional.)

We're in a long stretch now, with only Memorial Day Weekend to break up the weeks until school is out in June.

How do you all make it mentally through this stretch?