Back to school celebration photos. You know the ones. Mom jumping for joy, kids looking embarrassed, scared, hurt or even laughing.
I enjoy the time I spend with my children. I get lonely if I don't have at least one kid at my side. There have been times that I needed a short break but not EVERY DAY! I actually enjoy my kids. Even teenagers!
I worry about the kids in the photos. That they are hurt but just hiding it. What kind of chaos do they live in that spending time away from the kids is a relief for these moms?
I do understand being proud of your kids. I understand being excited that they are learning and growing into young adults. I just don't understand these first day of school photos. They have so much potential to hurt. A mother is expected to love unconditionally. What are these photos really saying?
No, I won't understand your explanation. It isn't something I can understand. This is just food for thought. Think about it before you do your own staged photo.
Ps. I hated sending my kids away to school so much I home school. We started in 1998 and we are still going strong.