Julie Lyles Carr: Senioritis

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Senioritis

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So there's the student version of senioritis, that condition known as getting completely burned out on school with the graduation finish line in sight.

And then there's the mama version.

The mama version goes a little something like this...."I cannot, CANNOT, believe that my baby is wrapping up the whole high school thing."

With this possible adjunct as well: "How can my kid be graduating when I still pretty much feel like I was in high school last week?"

Denial comes in various levels...

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We headed downtown a few days ago for Justus's senior portrait session with the incredible Shannon Lafayette.

Side note: Austin, Texas, you make the most amazing backdrop for portraits. No, really. I mean it. You do.

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The homeschool senior experience is a little odd. Justus has been taking dual credit college classes the last two years. So he's a college sophomore finishing up his senior year of high school. Technically.

We of the Carr Tribe have a way of complexing things. Complexing. The verb form meaning to make complex. That would be us.

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No class rings, no letter jackets...but there is this. In this next shot, he's wearing the vintage RayBans his dad received as a high school graduation gifts a couple three decades ago...

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Legacy.

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Sheesh. Maybe it's just me. But I think my kid is pretty cute.



And a ham.

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And then there's this...

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All in all, it was a successful Essence of Justus capture...photographically speaking.

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Then there's that other phase of mama senioritis: the realization that your kid is not a kid.

He's a man.

Justus, so very proud of the man you are, of your compassion and humor and loyalty.

I love you, Baby Son.



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