And it's like summer never happened. The sky is nodding in agreement that September is here and once again we must cast our children into the unknown – with the hopes of reeling them back in a little wiser and with a greater sense of self.
Each day is a test when you're a child. Can you adapt? Can you manage a new routine? Will you be liked, appreciated, acknowledged, fulfilled, challenged, understood – are you a survivor?
In America we coddle and protect, we meddle and hover and yet each fall our children journey to a world where we don't belong and have grown up too much to understand. Finding your way among peers is like a voyage to the land where the wild things live – you hope your littles can tame the beasts and be home in time for supper.
I'm all in this year. 5 days of school for 2 boys. Lunches, gym shoes, folders and back-up undies. How do modern kids capture their first day? With selfies of course. Oliver insisted on self documentation. Luckily I was able to snap a few during the 20 minute exodus to the van.
"Look Axel – a T-REX," that kid has yet to give me a decent pic on the first try. Don't grow up too fast little men.
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