There’s nothing like the first day of school to remind you of just how fast time flies. This is the kind of nostalgia that keeps you up later than you mean to be on a school night, just looking through those photos from years past…ancient artifacts from things like kindergarten and first grade.
Pretty soon we’ll be looking back through the little one’s first day photos, and remarking at the speed with which she flew through those.
I think she sensed something was different about this morning, a newer routine, a heightened sense of excitement and anticipation. Pictures. She was, however, less impressed with the photo-taking than she was of the new backpack, and all its treasures. An empty backpack, a brand new year.