With Labor Day just a week or so away, children are heading back to school soon. Teachers are already busily preparing bulletin boards for parent and student meet-and-greets. School custodians are almost done waxing floors. Football, cross country and other teams and, of course, high school bands are getting ready for the first sporting events of the new school year.

On the first day of school, elementary school children will be asked a ubiquitous question. The conversation for some kids will go like this, including for my grandson who joined us on vacation this year: