Today is the first day of school here in B.C. It will not be a full day but it is an important day for the kids.
Many have not seen each other since last June. They have grown, they have changed and they are so excited.
There is such anticipation as to who will be in their homeroom classes, where will their best friend end up. What about the boy or girl they had a crush on?
Some kids may have moved away. There will be brand new kids. Kids with no friends. Have you ever talked to your kids about how to welcome someone new?
The biggest concerns would probably be about the bullies. Which class will they be in. Fingers crossed that they have moved away but of course that just makes them someone else’s problem.
How about you. Are you a weepy mom or dad on the first day of school? I have a friend that would have a champagne brunch on the first day of school for all the parents who could make it. Not a lot of bubbly…don’t judge…just a toast to a new school year and some lovely food we all brought.
Here is a great song about those old days.