I’m not sure who appreciated the first days of school more MOTHER or the new third grader. The new third grader is now being taught to take responsibility for himself. He now has homework eats in a cafeteria and signs himself up for and chooses for himself his after school activity. The MOTHER in me just has to trust that he’s not standing on the table shaking his bootie every time the teacher leaves the room. But it’s a challenge he and his teachers and Shihan /sensei will have to recognize as his discipline. I think he will forever into infinity be his own unique blessed self but a little respect for intellect wouldn’t hurt! The MOTHER in me is proud of his accomplishments so far despite the increase in force from the playful hands of a growing boy, so I am featuring him in a back to school slideshow.