Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy First Day of School

Happy first day of school to all the teachers, kids, and parents out there!

This may be weird since I don't yet have any kids...but I am SO looking forward to the day that I get to see my own children go off to their very first day of school. No doubt I will cry like a baby, but I can only imagine how much pride and excitement I'll feel as I watch them take that huge leap of independence.  It will be so fun to see their personalities develop and see the kinds of students they'll become. Will they be serious and studious rule followers and teacher's pets (like yours truly)? Will they be shy or outgoing? Will they be on a sports team, , in the band, on the yearbook committee, or on the cheerleading squad (good Lord I hope not...nothing against my cheerleader friends, but I just would not have the first clue about this!)? I look forward to cheering them on from the sidelines, sitting in the audience of their plays, doing flashcards and spelling practice.

Here I was on my first day of mom wrestled me into a cute dress and bow, which I tom-boyed up by proudly toting a T-Rex satchel! I assure you I was much more excited about the satchel than about actually going to school.

But seriously, that's a bad-ass satchel! 

What are your memories of your first day of school? Any crazy, funny, or sweet stories about your (or your kids') experiences? 


Sandy Jones said...

I bawled like a baby the day I dropped you off for your first day of kindergarten (of course I didn't want you to know it though). Next I walked around the neighborhood until time to pick you up (must have been 4 hours). What a wonderful young woman you have become and what a fantastic mom you will be one day!

Anonymous said...

I cried like a baby when I dropped you off for your first day of kindergarten (of course I didn't want you to see me though). I then proceeded to walk around the neighborhood until it was time to pick you up (must have been about 4hours). I was in the best shape of my life because I didn't know what to do with myself (at first) with you off at school. I just missed you so much--is it any wonder I became room mom?! :) You have grown into such a wonderful young woman and are going to be such a great mom one day.