The end of summer is a very bittersweet time. Sure, you get to look forward to PSL’s and pumpkin literally everything, and cute candid photo shoots in pumpkin patches, but the end of summer also means waving goodbye to the time of year with the most freedom. That’s a tough tradeoff for pretty leaves and flannel shirts. If you’re working, admittedly, it’s not that different, but for everyone in school summertime is the time of year when you get to be completely carefree. For those of us so young that this year marks the first ever year of school, that change is even more dramatic.
A mom captured the most essential pictures a mom can take this year when her little girl headed out the door for her very first day of kindergarten. The first photo is optimistic perfection. The little girl is loving her outfits, and she heads out the door with a bounce in her step and a light in her eyes. The photo taken at the end of her first day, however, sums life up all in one expression.
As she gets off the school bus, that little girl looks shell-shocked by life itself. She had no idea that the real world could be so cruel until this day, when she left the warm embrace of summer forever and lost all her hope for happiness in the process. I’ve been where you’re at, and , and it’s a rough transition, but hang in there. Before you know it, summer will be here again, and you’ll know to take advantage of it. All you have to do is make it until then. Hopefully her mom has a kickass Halloween costume already planned to revive her child’s faith in humanity. At least get the girl some hot chocolate and a cozy blanket. She looks like she’s gonna need it. .
[via Elite Daily]
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