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5 Reasons to Be Happy About the Kids Going Back to School

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The kids are heading back to school very soon. And, while many parents may be a little sad about it, here are several reasons to be happy about it.


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Jupiterimages, Brand X Pictures

Lower Utility Bills

 
 

I don't know about you, but my utility bills go through the roof when the kids are at home during the summer. You'd think that we powered a football stadium or something when we get the bill. Whether it's from watching TV, playing video games or running the A/C, you can literally go outside and watch your meter run around like a NASCAR race. Plus, for some reason, kids don't understand the value of turning off the light when they are not in the room, or leaving the door open when they go outside.

 
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Hill Street Studios

Lower Grocery Bill

 
 

Along with lower utility bills comes a lower grocery bill. I can't tell you how many times my wife and I have gone to the grocery store, spent a bunch of money, and the food be gone within a few days. It's like they fed the entire neighborhood or something. Oh, they'll still raid the kitchen when they get home from school, but at least they haven't had all day to empty the refrigerator.

 

 
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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

House Stays Clean

 
 

My wife is really good about keeping a clean house. But as much as she cleans it, it's like a tornado touched down in the house when the kids are at home all the time. The kids need exactly 30 seconds to completely trash the house. Now that they are back in school, all is right with the world and our house is not going to be upside down when we get home.

 
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School Activities

 
 

One thing that I enjoy during the year is the kid's school activities. Whether it's orchestra, ROTC, football, basketball, or any number of school activities, they are just fun to go to.

 
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David Lee via Thinkstock

Football Season is Back

 
 

Whether it's high school, college or NFL, back to school also means football season is back. That alone is reason enough to celebrate the start of a new school year.

 

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