Do you remember your first day of kindergarten? I don’t. My memories of my first day of elementary school exist from a single photo in album of my childhood. In that photo I’m wearing a gingham jumper while holding my Holly Hobbie lunchbox with an expression that conveyed seriousness, anxiousness, and sheer terror all at the same time.
I wish my five year old self could go back in time to know what my first day was really like and capture it for all eternity like one dad did when he strapped a GoPro to his daughter that recorded this heartwarming video of her first day of kindergarten. Warning: Grab the tissues!
On Monday when my kids go back to school, we’ll take first day photos on our front porch like we always do. This year those photos will capture what our daughter wore on her first day of middle school but beyond that, I’ll have no idea what happens after she gets on the bus or when our son enters the building to start fourth grade.
Like many parents, I’ll be watching the clock and wondering what they’re doing in their classrooms, anxious for them to come home and tell me all about their first day.