Summer’s Over


The first day of school may be more anxiety ridden for me, than for the kids.

I toss and turn the night before, wondering if I’ve prepared them for the social angst, the work, the general knowledge of knowing where to go, who to trust, what’s in their backpacks.

And then we walk through the doors and, in the case of one, her head goes down and she’s more than determined to conquer each task given with determination and perfection. In the case of the other, he’s relieved that a summer of isolation is over and his social butterfly can soar free, talking 100 miles per minute.

After…comes the silence. Sitting in an empty home where I continue to fret and hope I’ve done my best for them to succeed and excel.


  1. I always liked the first day of school. I always hated waking up for the second day.

  2. School must have started today in the Brandywine School District. A yellow school bus stopped in front of me at the entrance to one of the large developments. A large number of real little kids hopped aboard with their parents in a semicircle around the bus door photographic the event with their digital cameras.
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  3. Lovely recap. Mine wasn’t so elegant! ­čÖé

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  4. I’m with you on this one. I think being the parent is harder than being the child. I worry about every detail of his time away from me, hoping he’s enjoying it. Great photo.

  5. They will have a wonderful year, and they will delight you with the excitement that accompanies discovering new things.
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  6. The beauty in the imperfection of parenting is we get another chance, what isn’t taught we are there to comfort and work through.

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