(From the archive but an appropriate thought during back to school days.) Two female acquaintances see each other in Shop-Rite. Their eyes lock before filling with tears. Their brains register with the same thought, the same realization, the same sadness. They are mothers. Their children have just graduated 5th grade, leaving the younger part of […]
Does finishing preschool warrant a full-fledged Graduation? After all, it’s NURSERY SCHOOL!
The gigantic, bright gold, flashing monstrosity arrived with a halt, spewing out elementary school kids, my son among them. Whenever people think about school, buses accompany those thoughts. To me, they always conjure up the final scene of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” where the lone, creepy girl wearing Coke bottle glasses offers the bewildered and […]
I am here for HIM. I am here because I can be. I am here to share one in a dwindling number of experiences I will be able to share with him as he gets older. Next year, in middle school, parents are not allowed to attend assemblies with their kids. They need to be more “autonomous.” So especially this year, his last in elementary school, I am treasuring every ounce of pleasure I see on his face.