Well, I survived the first day of school! Without Dr. Pepper, even! (Not without chocolate, though.) It was a bit rough at times, as all the girls tried to remember the routine, and how we don't watch movies or play on the computer during school. But it went much better than I feared. YEA!
We've never taken this long a break before during the summer, however one thing that helped was a gradual start. By this I mean that we did not start all subjects this week. We did do math, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and Kora did science. We'll start history and Latin next week, and science for the other kids the next week. It always takes the kids a little while to get into the routine, so easing into it helps as they adjust.
But I'm not holding my breath for tomorrow! ;-)