first day of school.

Okay, so I’m behind this year. About 4 weeks behind. The kids have been in school for a little over a month now, and I’m starting to realize what a challenge it is when the kids outnumber the parents 2 to 1. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. They make life interesting, fun, and totally worth it.

He’s having his official fall pictures made at school today by some photographer I’ve never met. Yes, I still buy his school pictures (even though mine are always way better!) every year. There’s just something about having those posed, fake smile, wallet-sized portraits. It’s a tradition that goes unbroken.

Besides, I always have plenty of my own photos with him looking completely adorable, like this (and this is almost a real smile):

because I’m a photographer, and I want to remember every. single. detail. From the gaps of his missing teeth to the color of his backpack.

This year will be over before I know it.

And four weeks after that, I’ll realize it ended.

Here’s to the first day of school. And wallet-sized, bad school portraits. And mom’s good ones. Cheers!

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