Anyway, way back when, in some ancient blog post, I mentioned that Cord's middle school was voting on whether or not to implement school uniforms. Well, I have good news and bad news. The good new is that the vote passed, and the kids have to wear uniforms. The bad news is that the uniforms look nothing like the Hogwarts uniforms. No sweater vest and tie. No formal dress robes for test day. No Quidditch-type clothes for PE. Just polo shirts in a few select colors, paired with jeans or khakis.
Here's Cord and his BFF (and his little sister) on their first day of school:
This would have been way cuter:
However, when I picked up Cord from school, I saw the dress code in full force and was very pleased with the uniformity of all those kids. Not because I don't believe in individual expression blah blah blah, but because middle schoolers have no idea how to dress in a manner that is pleasing to the eye. Leave it to them, and they'd squeeze into a pair of skinny jeans, and pair it with some giant puffy sneakers and a clingy T that emphasizes their muffin top. Skinny jeans are specifically banned at this middle school. The fashion-forward
Gus started third grade. This is his first year going to school without Cord, which made me nervous for him, but he seemed comfortable on his own. Homer starts pre-school next week. He's so annoyed that his brothers get to go now and he has to wait, and he's hanging on my arm right now as I type this, begging to go to school, and I'm so annoyed too.
I took about five pictures of Gus and Homer before school that look like this:
Before I finally got one with their eyes open: