Jig of Joy (aka The First Day of School)

One of my favorite commercials is the Staples commercial where a family is buying school supplies.  The kids are moping and depressed and the dad is dancing with glee while the song “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is playing in the background.

And that is where we are.  I danced a jig of joy on September 4 as the kids went off to school.  (Not that I don’t love them or anything.)  They both reacted in accordance with their personalities.  The angst-ridden child managed to stretch the angst across two days, instead of resolving it on the first day of school.  She had only two new teachers this year, but neither were on her schedule until the second day of school so, of course, it made perfect sense to stretch her angst another twenty-four hours. (Unfortunately, I know perfectly well where she inherited this trait.)  <sigh>

The non-angst-ridden child had a good first day of school and an even better second day of school and an even better third day of school.  This is in keeping with his joyful personality, which he inherited from his father.  I now understand why God created boys.  It’s to keep the blood pressure of mothers low(er)!  (At least, during the pre-teen years.)