I still occasionally have nightmares about missing classes, although in my dreams I'm usually in college again. The most common dream I have about school is I have a final coming up and I realize I forgot to go to class all semester. I wake up in a cold sweat with my heart palpating and even though I'm awake I am still in that foggy post-sleep place trying to figure out how I'm going to recover from not attending class all semester.
I do sometimes wish I had homework to do, because it's a great reason not to do anything else, like clean house or cook dinner. But I do kinda revel in my evenings when I don't HAVE to do anything while my kids are slaving away over their homework. I figure my job is to help them if they need it. My next favorite part of just being there to help is if I can't figure out how to help them, IT'S NOT MY PROBLEM; it's their responsibility to ask the teacher.
It's not often something around here is not my problem, because as the mom, everything is pretty much my problem, from empty refrigerators to backed up septic tanks, to car tabs to pet birds laying eggs.
But right now, my husband is at work and my kids are in school; they are someone else's problem at the moment and I have 5 hours and 20 minutes of problem free day left; except for planning dinner; except for the bird who we thought was a boy, laying more eggs; except for sorting the rest of the file system; but that's all... I think.