The kids are definitely ready to go back to school even if they don't know it. They are getting irritable and bored. The parents know they are ready. When I was teaching, I usually wanted a little more time off but was always excited about starting a new year.
The hard part for me was what happened after the first day back. I became overwhelmed with meetings and paperwork. Testing updates were always a thrill a minute as well, along with the veiled threats of new teacher evaluations designed to take the zest right out of you. I remember having to watch boring videos describing what the evaluators would be looking for and how we could accrue points. Ha!Ha! If we could have evaluated those videos, the people making them would have been cast out past Gilligan's Island.
The good part about going back is seeing the excitement of the students. I wish all of you a great year!