Today was my son's first day of Junior High. It is also the first time I don't have a "first day of school" picture. Since I was pick pocketed last week and my camera was stolen, I will have to capture this moment in my memory instead of on film. I watched him as he walked out the door in front of me, wearing his blue plaid shirt, Levi's jeans and Sketchers sneakers. My husband and I had put aside some of our tax refund so that we could buy him nice clothes for school. It was worth it because he looked so handsome.
Because I knew he would freak out if I displayed ANY type of affection when we got to the school, I stopped him a block away and gave him a BIG hug. I thought an entire block was a safe enough distance from school to show him how much I love him. WRONG!! He did not react to well. What is the acceptable distance these days? Is two blocks safe to grab a quick hug? What about three blocks? Will that get me a kiss on the cheek? My son was not amused. He quickly informed me that any displays of affection are not permitted beyond the front door of our house. How depressing.
Well, only six hours to go until he gets home from school. You can bet that I will be waiting by the front door for my big hug and peck on the cheek!