Our summer has been full of football camps, graduation parties, mini vacations, family visits and a daily schedule that varied day to day. And though summer hasn't officially ended, for us it always ends the day school starts. Today Moe started school as a senior in high school!
Our family has a tradition that has started since Moe started kindergarten. Renaissance Man gives Moe a father's blessing, we go out to an early breakfast and then both RM and I take Moe to school. It didn't happen today. Moe told us yesterday that he was going to "Senior Sunrise". It's a tradition in our town for new seniors to gather together on the first day of school and watch a sunrise from a hill, and then they go out to breakfast before school starts. Moe woke up today at 4am and then left the house shortly after.
We knew that our school tradition would come to an end, we didn't expect it to happen this year! All good things really do come to an end. It is hard for me to believe that I'm the mother of a 17 year old boy who is only one year away from college.
When Moe was in Preschool, he wouldn't stay in his classroom unless I was with him. On the first day of kindergarten, he felt so grown up with his backpack, his school supplies and his new school clothes. He made sure that every one saw his backpack!
After his first day of junior high school, he came home in tears. The class schedule was confusing, the campus was bigger, and the school secretary wasn't as friendly as Ms. Tracy from his elementary school, who let him use the school phone to call me just to say, "Hi"! That's another story for another day.
Moe looked forward to his freshman year in high school and had a great first day. I remember thinking that his high school years would end quickly and it has. Time has sped by and I want it to slow down. So, if you know the secret to making time go slow, please share!
(This is Moe at his winter h.s. choral concert, last year. He's been involved in some type of choir since he was 10 years old)