Back to school photos are interesting.
Personally, I love viewing photos of my friends children. Their cheeky expressions, their toothless grins, braces, no braces, the refusal to stand still for literally a few seconds, the refusal to smile the older they get, it’s all priceless stuff.
We as parents, are reflecting on times gone. The ‘new’ first day of school, a reminder that time keeps rolling on, and our babies are one step closer to being their own person. We share these moments with a sense of pride, a sense of relief, a sense of hesitation, and a sense of gratitude. Gratitude that despite the challenges, they’re healthy, and they’re loved, and they’re happy, and they’re growing up, and they’re ok.
So thank you to those of you who understand a parents desire to share the happy little faces of their own-as huge as the volume may be-because these pics, represent so much more, than a school uniform.