Today is the First Day of School!
Yesterday my neighbor brought over three humungous mangos from his late-blooming tree. I thanked him and wished him a happy day off, and he wished me the same. The thing is, when my family is on holiday, I am working my hardest. Someone has to create the magic and do all those pesky behind-the-scenes tasks like meal preparation. Today is my real day off, the first of many, which I will spend working. Isn’t it funny how work can sometimes feel like time off, when family time can feel like being on duty?
Here are some shots of my kiddos from the annual Day Before the First Day Photo Shoot. I find it easier to take pictures when we have time and emotions are calm. On the real first day if a child was a reluctant participant, I’d have to let it go so he could have a happy start of school. It was such a rush to pack lunches, summer projects, and school supplies this morning; I don’t think I could’ve managed a decent photo as well.
My how they’ve grown!