Several of you have asked for photos of the kids’ first day at their new school. Obviously, you know me and my camera obsession well. Happy, smiling children, laden down with new backpacks and school supplies, smiling their “We’re excited but a little nervous, too” smiles.
We were still staying with my mom at this point, and planned to drive to the new house, park, and then walk to school. Leaving at the precise-right moment, it was a foolproof plan, designed to ensure our arrival at the new school not too early and not too late.
Mother Nature had other things in mind.
I mean, what the heck is THIS???? Ice on my windshield? This wasn’t in the plans ….. I’m not even sure I own an ice scraper.
So obviously, we were running late before we even got started. And while it’s one thing to be the new kids, the ones with the parents walking you to class, especially parents who are a little bit flustered because their foolproof plan didn’t work out exactly as planned, causing you to panic that you’ll be late the first day, it is quite another thing to be the new kids, running late, with parents chasing after you with a camera.
So no pictures of the kids their first day.
But look at this.
Even my Elvis antenna ball is iced over. That’s just not right.