All hail the excitement of the first day of school! For us that day was yesterday.
Once the kids got dressed and fed, the spirit of scholastic adventure filled our home as my husband and I blazed dueling cameras to commemorate the first day of 5th grade and kindergarten respectively.
We took backpack shots, brother shots, individual shots, and family shots, both on the front porch, in the back yard, and at school itself. The kids seemed pumped by the flurry of educational excitement, and hey, we were too.
Experience has taught me that day two of anything is the real test. Think about it, day one of your new job was probably pretty OK. You met people, got acquainted with your desk, maybe even had a nice lunch, but day two was when the real work began. No more pomp and circumstance, it was time to sink or swim. While I have every reason to believe Boy Wonder is going to kick serious 5th grade booty on his second day, my reluctant kindergartener has me worried and I’ll tell you why right here.
Never in my life will I agree with the way our elementary school handles incoming kindergarteners.