So how many people had to take a kid to school today? How did it go for you?
First day of second grade for my oldest son. His school is undergoing a 30 year remodel, so it is in a major state of disarray. We parked a block away and walked to school together, carrying all his gear. It went really well. I think the mess helped him not worry about going back to school, so there was no "i don't want to go, don't leave me daddy" stuff.
On a side note, I cannot believe the amount of stuff my wife bought. She thinks it is her job to supply tissue, wipes, other classroom supplies. Actually this is not a bad thing. The mom's in the PTA do a really good job of supplying items that the kids/teachers want or need that are not covered in the budget. We live in a great neighborhood and have great schools.
Finally, I like having the kids back in school, because I actually get up and get going at 6AM and am at work by 8. In the summer when they can sleep in, not so much.