Mallika Chopra: Back to School Bliss!

Have to admit — the happiest person in my house right now may just be me.  Just the thought of school starting next week brings a smile to my face — oh, how wonderful it will be!

Yes, it has been a great summer for my kids.  A variety of camps and life experiences — from theater to lego robotics to writing camp, a wonderful trip to Italy and a lot of play dates, swimming and relaxation.  I have to admit that we had a very special summer.  And, I had a great summer hanging out with my girls, watching them grow, making some wonderful memories that will last our life time.

But… It has also been a summer of driving 2 kids to different activities at different times on different sides of town, trying to work in between pick ups and drop offs, and realizing that the idea of those wonderful lazy days at home are actually full of questions like “Can we do something?”, “I’m bored,” “Can someone come over?” My attempt at getting my girls to regularly do some math homework or complete their reading list has been a total failure — yes, we are scrambling these last few days to finish the homework packets.  My admiration for teachers is truly awe-inspiring.

So, next Tuesday is finally back to school.  Drop off at 8am, pick up at 3pm.  I have been in planning mode.  Have the Fall planned out, everything organized.  I got so into the idea of an organized life that I am even planning our travel for next year!

And, I can finally get back into work fully.  I’ve planned lunches with friends.  I am going to start exercising.  My intents are endless and full of enthusiasm.  In fact, I have to say I feel more motivated than I do on January 1st.

To get into the mode of going back to school, my daughter, Tara, and I pulled together a Back To School playlist of our favorite videos for The Chopra Well, our channel on YouTube.  Some of these are whimsical, others intellectual, and don’t miss the last one — my favorite choir from PS22.

Cheers everyone! Here’s to a great school year!!


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  1. This was fun, Mallika and Tara. My favorite video was the last one — of the choir. I wish music class had been that much fun when I was in elementary school!

  2. WHEW! I run a summer camp and after school, the last week of summer parents are constantly going, “I bet you’re sad summer is over!”
    Ummm, actually…
    I’m STOKED summer is over! I can get up at 10 and there aren’t kids all over the place 11 hours a day! I will definitely be with you when my own keep them at home kids show up, but even with the 115 I get to send back at the end of the day I’m really glad they’re at school now!