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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

That First Day of School

Can you feel it in the air?

Can you smell it too?

Can you believe the first day of school is already here...
or will come shortly?

How can that be? We are still in the middle of August!

what happened to school starting the day after Labor Day?)


Somehow, the summer of 2010 slipped on by...

(what summer? did you feel any hot, sizzling days?)

Well, I've been dusting off the memories...

taking a rag to those tradition cobwebs of years gone by...

and reflecting upon that first day of school:

Do you...

Remember that new clothes smell...

and picking out the outfit the night before?

Remember going out the front door...

and hearing what sounded like "Whahoo!!" coming from the kitchen?


Remember buying new binders, paper, pens, pencils, lunch pails and backpacks...

even though you have perfectly good ones in your closet?

Remember that nervous anticipation....
because school was something new to you?

Remember meeting your teacher...

and checking the list to find out which friends are in your class?


Remember the joy of seeing your friends...

some of which you hadn't seen since the last day of school in June?

Remember your mother snapping embarrassing photos

in front of the school sign..

hoping none of your friends will notice?

And remember finding your desk...

the one you will sit at for the next 9 months?

Oh, how it seems like yesterday...

oh me, oh my...

time sure does fly.

What do you remember of that first day of school?

5 comments:

Natalie said...

I agree. I NEVER started school before Labor Day. Why does everyone start school in early/mid-August now? I don't get it.

September=School

Hence the capital "S"

But anyway, we would always lay out our first day outfit on the floor in the shape of a person. :) Right Mom?

Anonymous said...

Oh these pictures made me both happy and sad! Where did the time go?? And how old have I become that I'm actually saying "Where did the time go?"!(Will Adeline let you take pictures of her first day at Georgetown?)

And Natalie...laying out the outfit on the floor in the shape of a person...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I love it!


Love, Gwen

Jeanette said...

I took my oldest to his first day of middle school and my youngest to kindergarten yesterday! And I made my kids pose for pictures... you betcha!!

Judy said...

My most fun is going school shopping with my kids! The first day for the Price kids was very memorable down to the UNDERWEAR. It was always Carters underwear. My kids know that I take huge sniffs of Carters underwear (new of course) for that fond memory. One thing I miss is the new lunchpail smell with a thermos. We never really got them and I envied those that had them. We always went home for lunch usually. I have one more year of public school with Sam. The very last Price grandchild in Public system. Hurray...he is back in class.

Judy said...

I can't believe that you have lived in the home for so many years...gosh time sure flies. A lot of fond history there.