Twas the night before school started
when all through the town
the parents were cheering
it was a riotous sound.
By eight the kids were washed
and tucked into bed
when memories of homework
filled them with dread.
New pencils, new folders, new notebooks too,
new teachers, new friends, the anxiety grew.
The parents just giggled when they heard of this fright
and shouted upstairs-GO TO BED-IT’S A SCHOOL NIGHT!
Author: Kristie L Trevino
Someone needs to write an updated version of this for parents during a COVID pandemic when the powers-that-be are unwilling or unable to put the safety of the children in their classes before politics! Not knowing if we will be quarantined after tomorrow or throughout the year and how that affects both academics and social growth is causing anxiety different from other years and in greater intensity.
Sending my kids to school with masks for themselves, extras for others, hand sanitizers, and lots of instructions!!