"Ronan's first first-day-of-school photo
Both Mom and I were forced to do the hated "first day of school" photo every year when we were young. I distinctly remember loathing the moment, and the photos always turned out terrible (puffy eyes, mis-matching outfits, and an exaggerated glum look on our faces).
Ronan started "school" for the first time today- before we departed (via bicycle) I made him do a photo out in front of our house. Rather than giving the tormented "I hate this day" look, he cheesed it up so much that it's hard to make out the smile in the middle of his squinty face.
As for school, he did pretty well in his new environment... he lasted a couple of hours w/out me and he seems to like his teachers, his classmates, and the new environment. A few tears were shed but they dried quickly. His outfit, soaked through from him literally climbing *into* a fountain, was another story.
Yes, the day was much harder on Mom and Dad than it was on Ronan. We love you little guy!