School’s Out for Summer, 2015 Edition
Posted on May 21, 2015 Posted by John Scalzi 22 Comments
Today was the last day of 10th grade for Athena, and per tradition here, she stood for portraiture marking this auspicious occasion. Those of you with excellent memories will note she is wearing the same ensemble as she did for the first day. This is not a coincidence.
Lucky her, I remember summer being much nicer the older I got.
She has got the most incredible hair. That is all. Happy summer!
She has a real ‘don’t mess with me’ look. She also looks very much like her mother. I suspect the two are not unconnected :) . And yes, lovely hair! Have a great summer.
They grow up fast, don’t they?
The difference between the picture at the beginning of the year and this one is striking.
My kids still have another three weeks before school lets out. They think this is very unfair. Neither is going to be able to wear their first day of school ensemble again, since both sons have done considerable growing over the school year. They started last August at 5’8″ and 5’6″ respectively, and are closing out the year at 6′ even and 6’2″. Younger son is highly pleased to be taller than his older brother.
Lucky her! My school district isn’t out until June 11th. And both the students and we, the teachers, are chomping at the bit.
You are so lucky. She looks so much like her mother. Long amazing hair, not a lot of the Crazy Scalzi Eyes.
I had the same response they Rick did – this was clearly a growing year for her. And she does have lovely hair!
Pasta? So she’s become an FSM fundamentalist!? Yikes!
Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Congratulations to Athena!
My 10th grade experience was fun (and educational) but 11th and 12th were even better, just due to having my act a little more together. I hope it’s the same for her. It’s ALL in what you make it.
I need to get one of those awesome t-shirts.
What I see when I compare this with the beginning of the year pic, it seems that this was the year that Athena changed from a girl to a young woman. I know this will be hard for both of her parents, but it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Diggin that shirt.
I thought the last day of school tradition was to eat frosting from a can.
Congrats on another year in the books!
Congratulations to Athena! My youngest daughter, who graduates high school in two weeks, is also a big manga/anime fan. (Hetalia, Attack on Titan, Death Note, and many more.) Good luck to Athena as she continues her journey toward adulthood!
She challenges the camera so forthrightly here, I love it.
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Nice! Our last day was the 22nd.