Thursday, August 26, 2010
First Day of School
That picture was taken on Mo's first day of school. Yes, it was August, yes I made her wear that sweater, I thought she might get cold without her Mommy. The socks, they were totally her idea, I had them folded down so they looked cute, they had a little emblem on the side that matched the dress, she tried to pull them up to her knees.
This was also the only day I was ever allowed to dress her for school. She wore her nightgown and dress up clothes with black fur lined snow boots that were about four sizes too big, most days. She called them her sheriff boots and once they were handed down to her by Kayla she wouldn't wear anything else.
It took about three weeks and several new Polly Pockets to get her to let me dress her. Most of the time my child dressed like a homeless person, when she bothered to dress at all. Mo was the nakedest kid I ever met.
Today was the first day of her senior year. How did that happen? It used to be a tradition that I drove her to school on the first day and went into work late. Not this year, Mo drove herself so I didn't even get to see her before school, she was still asleep at 5:30 when I left for work.
I did call her before she left the house to wish her a great day and to make sure she found her lunch money. I asked what she was wearing on this auspicious day. Her reply?
"My ripped up skinny jeans and the T shirt I slept in."
The more things change, the more they stay the same. She still dresses like a homeless person.