Today is Alex’s first day of high school. I was able to obtain the obligatory first day of school picture. Evidently, once you hit high school (or teenager status), smiling is no longer
allowed cool something you do, just so you can annoy the snot out of your mother.
Was it only a few short months ago that the parents of 8th graders were jammed into a school gym with no air conditioning to celebrate the milestone of middle school graduation? Editor’s note: Sorry for the quality of the video – that’s what happens when you are a lame parent and don’t think to film the entire room, so you have to
steal swipe use some fancy technology to copy as best as possible an uploaded version to Facebook by a parent who does have their shit together was thinking it would be a good idea.
Was it only a few short months ago that my kid was already practicing his ‘we shant smile for anything when mom asks’ look, so that it took at least three tries to get a semi-usable photo of him next to the school mascot?
Was it only a few short months ago that the video compilation of pictures moms and dads submitted was played at the ceremony?
Was it only a few short months ago that the parents, grandparents, and guardians in attendance realized there was one problem?
You see, our 20/20 vision for these kids’ future was a bit blurry. Because tears of pride will do that to you.