And not because I hate my job. I LOVE my job, so I'm actually looking forward to the year and being around some of my friends that I've rarely seen since school let out. It's the saying good-bye to my son again stuff that's getting harder every year. When he was born, I stayed home with him for 3.5 months. I knew I had no choice in going back to work, and it made it easier to return that Feb. from maternity leave. Plus I was dealing with post=partum depression, and work helped me. Last September was hard because my son was so much fun and we had a great summer. This summer has been even more awesome, and he is so attached to me. He cried yesterday at the sitter's, and though I know he just has to get used to it (his backup sitter is now our fulltime sitter), it broke my heart. I hope it eventually isn't so hard to leave my little guy when school starts.