I just got back from my wife and I dropping the kids off for their first day of school. Our eldest is now in third grade, and the quadruplets just started kindergarten, so this is a huge day for us all. The school has four separate kindergarten classes, so each of the quads is in a class alone, off to face the world on his or her own.

Every day with these kids is a treat that amazes me in a new way. As I often say, I don’t know how it happens: I stay the same, but they keep getting taller.

No matter what the calendar might say about solstices, summer is now officially over. We had a great one, and I miss it already, but I can’t wait to see what the next year brings.