A collective sound was heard this past Monday, wafting throughout DeSoto County. It was an intonation of Biblical proportions — the sound of much weeping and wailing, and gnashing of teeth, because it was the first day of the 2014-2015 school year. And not all of it was from students, but parents as well. I’m thinking there were at least a few teachers thrown into the mix as well. Alas.
This great tug-o-war game manifests itself each year, sometimes with children anxiously hurtling toward school with their brokenhearted parents trying to hold them back, and sometimes with the very grateful parents dragging the kids out of the house as they cling to furniture and door casings for dear life. Such is the struggle from both sides.
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