School starts this week (boo-hoo or yahoo?)
It’s back to school time, kids! Public school students in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties file in Monday, and Hillsborough schools open Tuesday.
I have friends with kids starting kindergarten who are tearing up already, but so is my friend with a child about to start middle school and my friend sending her son off to college says she's a basket case. My baby boy starts high school on Monday and I just can't get over it. I swear I just had that baby shower a month ago.
I wish I was one of those moms who faithfully kept a photo album with every year's first day of school picture carefully saved. I'm sure I'd be going through that mythical album right now if I had one. There's something about these transitions that are so bittersweet. We are so proud yet so fearful that time is passing too quickly, no?
So how do you greet the new school year, with joy or a boo-hoo breakfast?
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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