Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of High School

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope all is well with you. So many of you got to experience the start of the 2012-2013 school year with your child(ren) last week. Well, I had to wait until this morning. Today was my son's first day of high school. He's officially a freshman. Sounds pretty simple right. That's what I thought too.  We wanted to start the year off of the right foot. So, I prep breakfast the night before; clothes are laid out; book bag is packed; and we leave for school in a timely manner. We get onto the highway and there's a major backup. Only one lane is moving, but progressively slow. So, I decided to exit the highway and travel through the city. Wrong!!! Time is passing and we traveling pretty well until I hit the curb when making a left turn and put a massive hole in my tire. Now, we're really late. Homeroom is over and the tow truck that was on the way turns into a man in a white car that arrives to change the tire. The doughnut tire is put on the car, but there's no air in the tire. I drive all of 50 yards to the service station and the tire has begun to come away from the rim. We're at the service station and learn the mechanic hasn't arrived and the guy is hopeful he's on the way. By now, we're really late. Second period has begun and I make a call. Someone picks up Kevin and takes him to school instead. I eventually made it to work. All I could do was smile through the morning's events. Tomorrow promises to be better.

Every year a make a special card for my son. I usually place the card in his backpack for him to discover at some point during the day. Take a look....

My son loves literature and I love this line from Basic Gray.

 Kevin asked my what the clock represented and I told him the
 clock was a reminder that the every thing you do from this point on
 counts towards the college you would like to attend.
I put a special note inside for his eyes only.
I managed to take a few back-to-school snapshots. 
 I got the scary teeth picture.
Then I got the Forrest Gump pose.
After that, I got the nervous freshman look.
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CraftySue52 said...

How special is that Lorie. He's a handsome young man and you're a proud mom! Love the card...with a morning like that...it can only get better! Thanks for sharing.

Trina said...

Sorry you had such an eventful first day! The card and your son are adorable!

Trina said...

Oh, thank goodness! Word verification is gone!! Bless you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorie,

Congratulations on surviving your first of day of Kevin’s high school career. Only good things to come from now on… J Love the story and pictures; your such a good mother. God bless you both on this journey. –Carlynn

Pauline said...

I hope your son is enjoying his status as Freshman - not sure what year that is, is he doing final exams this year? Love the card you made for him, I bet he does too!

mea5798 said...

wow what a distinguished young man! i know you are so very proud of kevin!!

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