WHAHHHHH!!!! Another school cycle begins.
And as all cycles in life, depending on the stage of life we are in, that’s how we feel about children going back to school…am I making sense?
Let me illustrate:
*YAYs and WHAHs are from a parent’s perspective
Cycle 1 - Pre-school YAY - A little found freedom from parenthood
Cycle 2 - Kindergarten SEMI-YAY - Junior is learning to fly (watch out for tears)
Cycle 3 - First Grade WHAH - Now mom and dad can’t believe time (and junior) have flown
Cycle 4 - Elementary YAY - Oh God, thank you for summer (no early mornings)
Cycle 5 - Middle School WHAH - Summer is here…YAY…Back to school (Middle school is confusing)
Cycle 6 - High School WHAH - Where did summer go????
Cycle 7 - College WHAH - Oh please, just please call….
So, in this upcoming back to school year (some of you already are back) are you a YAY or a WHAH?