(August 20) Fifth-Day-of-School Pictures

I love the "first day of school" pictures. My Facebook feed was overrun with them last week. Little kids going off to school for the first time gladly pose with backpacks that are twice their size. Is there anything cuter? Moms make sure that their little one is completely ready for the big first day. Everyone gets up early, the hair is combed, and the perfect outfit has been selected. Parents, filled with equal parts pride and fear, send their children off to start a new school year, and all collectively ask themselves, "How did they get this big, this fast?"


I often joke that what would be really interesting is to have mandatory "fifth day of school" pictures posted. You know day five? It's when the newness of the school year has worn off. The early rising has given way t