Well, it’s here…
Another FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. <----- I really tried to type that sentence with an exclamation point but it just didn’t feel right. I’m not a fan of sending my kids back to school…I like them here. With me. All the time. Forever and ever.
Well, ok, maybe not forever and ever [a Momma needs her quiet time, too], but MOST of the time yes. This Momma bird likes all her chicks in the nest. I know it won’t stay this way forever and the kids going back to school is another stark reminder of that.
Tyler is a junior. Let me repeat, A JUNIOR.
Zach is a freshman. A FRESHMAN.
Katie is in third grade. THIRD GR-ok, ok, you get the point… Third grade’s not so bad.
My boys are in High School. Where I was, just yesterday! Man, when my mom said that time goes by so quickly once they start school she wasn’t kidding. It.is.flying.
I remember saying that a kid’s junior year in high school is like their last “good” year (for the parents). Because after this, it will be “Oh, this is the last ___________.” Welp, here we are!
I’m trying to be a big girl here, so just bear with me.
SO, what does every parent do on the first day of school?? Yes, we take pictures. I mean, my parents did it to me so now I HAVE to do it to my children. That’s just the way the world works.
The caption for the photo could be:
“And Miss Katie is happily sending her two big brothers off to prison for the rest of their lives.”
Good grief. Again, I had to threaten to follow them into the school to get their first-day-of-school pictures if they didn’t take them for me at the house. Needless to say, they opted to take them at home.
I kept snapping, hoping to get one of the boys to crack a smile. I even told them that I wouldn’t put them on Facebook-which I totally did. Should’ve smiled boys!
So I just took more pictures of Katie
Just before we all got in our separate cars (first time for THAT on the first day of school-wahhhh!), they felt sorry enough for me that I finally got smiles from my sweet, sweet boys.
I am so proud of this picture that I may just put it on the school website and blow it up poster-size and hang it around the house.
Have an awesome day, guys.
And go ahead and smile!