“fall is here, hear the yell
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, book and pens
i can tell that we are gonna be friends”
My sons started school today. Scratch that. After 7 years, my sons began a new school today. With much preparation, they all seem to be fine and are actually very excited about the change. Me? Well, I’ve been a bundle of nerves for a week, I can’t do anything today but wonder how they are doing. Frankly, I’m counting down the minutes until I pick them up this afternoon to see how their day went.
Academically, my boys will be fine. It's the friend thing I always worry about. School is so much easier when you have a good friend by your side. So throughout this nerve wracking morning, my favorite back to school song plays over and over in my head.
I can’t help but hope that my little guy finds a new friend like the one in the song. Someone to chase ants and worms with.
And that my middle son finds a partner in crime, someone to share a giggle with. There’s nothing like listening to his infectious laugh.
My oldest? He’s the one I worry about the most. I pray he can find a friend or two that he feels comfortable around. I hope his year is filled with good things and people that are kind to him. A true friend or two to play video games with, ski with, confide in. And I truly hope he comes home with plans for a sleepover in the immediate future.
“…and when i wake tomorrow i'll bet
that you and i will walk together again
cause i can tell that we
are going to be friends”