Today is the first day of school for the kids in my area. While I’ve never seen the point of starting school BEFORE Labor Day–or maybe I’m just in denial of the fact that summer is drawing to a close–it is what it is. I remember the first day of school: the anxiety over your new class schedule, finding classes, opening lockers (or even better yet: if you’d get a top or bottom locker–I always got a bottom locker -_-), reuniting with friends and of course–and arguably most important–what outfit to wear.
In elementary and middle school, the first day of school outfit for me was crucial. Serious business. It set the tone for the entire school year, right? My mom would take me shopping and let me pick out an outfit for the first day. I always picked out a skirt. It wasn’t as formal as a dress but it was a little more polished than wearing jeans; a nice compromise.
From grades 4th-7th, I got caught in a terrible pattern of falling and skinning my knees the day. before. school. started. Fun, eh? I was very creative and never injured myself the same way twice, although it consistently involved pavement and pain. One year it was while walking my dog, another while in the parking lot of a grocery store, then getting the mail at the end of the driveway and the last year it was while hanging out with friends… maybe I should have just locked myself in a closet on the last day of summer? For four years in a row, on the first day of school, I was sporting a big ol’ bandage with my skirt. I was a classy gal I tell ya.
In case you’re wondering, I AM still in school–I’m majoring in Graphic Design at SCAD through their eLearning program–but having a nice first day of school outfit just doesn’t have the same meaning when you’re going to school online. Here’s an outfit I may wear on MY first day of school just for the fun of it all. But I don’t start until mid-September, so I still have a few good weeks left. I’ll soak up the last of summer while I can!
Was–or IS if you’re still in school–the first day of school a big deal for you too? What was the most critical: getting the classes you wanted, having the same lunch period as your friends, wearing a killer first day of school outfit, or something else?
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