So a couple of nights ago I was reading a really funny post about Going back to school in the 1970s verses going “back to school” in 2014 written by Victoria Fedden from ScaryMommy.com and its so funny all the work, time and money us parents put into this whole going back to school thing. I had to laugh at myself because I identified myself in the 2014 mom. We kinda over do it don’t we? To feel like I’ve got this parenting thing down, I totally go overboard sometimes. It was quite different in the 1970’s. You certainly didn’t have bento box making moms cutting sea creatures out of food and posing on the front steps with a sign….. I laugh at it, yet I AM THAT MOM. I make the bentos boxes, with the mickey mouse shaped sandwiches and write those encouraging notes for my child’s lunch box not to mention the first day of school photo shoot with the chalk board sign. I even took a picture of my bentos box I made last year for my son’s first day of kindergarten. A little overboard right? But I am a blogger, so I take a picture of EVERYTHING!
And did he eat that all!? NO! He wasted more food bringing his lunch home from kindergarten than he had his whole life til that point. But I HAD to make sure I sent him off to school with the perfectly packed lunch.
Fast forward 1 year later and yes I’m still making the Bento box lunches, but that’s just because that’s the kind of food my son has always eaten and it packs so perfectly into his lunch blox. I know in the 1970s most kids had brown bag lunches. But I’m ok with being THAT MOM that maybe goes a little overboard because they’ll be my memories to look back on.
Anyway, on to my son’s first day of school. He started first-grade last Thursday! First-grade people! I started this blog two days after he was born back in 2009, and now I have a first grader! The summer flew by and now (in Arizona at least), school is already in session. I wish we’d start after Labor day like the rest of country, but we have to be different I suppose.
Here’s our first day of school pictures:
He’s sporting a new haircut, new school clothes and back-pack and totally ready to meet up with his friends Zane and Noah!
The men of the house….
I Still have a couple of years left with Baby B, or um….Mr. Braidy until he goes off to school. I totally don’t mind and love the extra one on one time I have with him now. It’s kinda needed since he’s always had to share me with his big brother.
Big dude on campus!
Are your kids back to school yet or do they go back in September?
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