Let's start with STP. The new poem is "First Day of School" by Eddie Garcia. This poem really spoke to me. I finally had inspiration for scrapping the very traumatic before-school scene of my son's first day of Kindergarten.
My son was so sad but he tried to keep up a brave face. It killed me to watch him from afar try to be brave standing in line with all his new and unfamiliar classmates until his teacher led him off to his new classroom. He finally ended up crying a little bit and tried to hide his face in his shirt. I didn't want to make it worse by running over to him so I just stood back and took pictures. Since that day, over a year ago, I have had a hard time even looking at the pictures, they make me feel so sad. The first few lines of the poem went perfectly with these pics.
Remembering my first day of school,
Scared adn feeling I'd become a fool...
Afraid of being left alone,
Away from Mom & Dad
My comfort zone...
I remember being taken away by a lady saying
We were going to have fun today...
I was feeling very lonely and sad...
I feel such a sense of relief having finally scrapped this moment. This part of his school story deserved to be told and claim a place in his Kindergarten album. (Truth be told, I'm happy these pictures are finally off my desk! I'm so done with that guilt trip!)
I must qualify this story and tell you that when he came out after school he was beaming. He'd made his first bff and most of the rest of the year was awesome. Whew!
On to happier subjects...
So, what's in YOUR playlist?
That's what The Pink Ninjas want to know!
Mine is all over the place. I have over 1000 songs on my iPod and I have lots of different playlists catering to my different moods: All Time Faves, Teenage Dirt Bag, Love Rollercoaster, and Pop Crap to name a few.
So, what's in YOUR playlist? The Pink Ninjas want to know!
Have a great day!