Here at Portdaddia World Headquarters we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and tradition. Unfortunately this pride is misplaced at the moment, for I didn't get around to posting the picture of the kid before the first day of sixth grade until today.
The most significant challenge for the kid has been getting used to the combination lock, which has not undergone a design change in 50 years. This is actually a good thing, because I then can actually contribute something from my own childhood that has some relevance.
Other parenting news, these are the courses the daughter is taking in ninth grade high school:
The only thing remotely shocking about the schedule is that a white man is teaching the Ethnic Studies class.