We're so close to the school, I'm almost homeschooling them. But if I were truly homeschooling them, I wouldn't be packing them up like overburdened donkeys and sending them off anywhere. And that's what I did today. And I was happy to do so.
But it's not all about my happiness. Look at these kids. Do they look upset?
In all honesty, I did ask them to laugh in order to get a better picture. But the smiles were so close to the surface that it didn't take much prodding.
And if I homeschooled, would I ever get to see them run towards their friends, like friends who haven't seen each other in ages?
And immediately chat and confide in each other as if no time had passed since that last day in June?
This face is one I hope she'll remember in the days to come when I nag her to get her reading done. Or practice her spelling words.
She is one happy camper! She's been waiting months for this day, her first day of Grade 1.