It’s that time of year again. The backpacks are zipped, the lunches are bento-ed and the kids are heading out to the school bus. At 8 a.m. no less. Yesssssss! It’s you time again (at least from 8 to 3). Like many of us mamas, Keshia Gardner was jumping for joy over her brood’s first big day back — for real. Oh, and she shared her back-to-school joy with the world with a few hilariously “hit the spot” photos.
The mom to many posted pics on Facebook of herself leaping through the air as her backpacked-up kiddos cringed. When we say, “mom to many,” we really, really mean it. The Gardners aren’t just the parents of their biological children. They’ve also got several step and foster kids they care for, too. Over the past decade the family has fostered more than 40 children.
Sure, they’re annual back-to-school photo shoot is fantastically funny. Psst… check out dad’s totally rad, “World’s Okayest Dad” mug that he’s chilling with in the confetti filled wading pool. But, this family is much more than a mere 15 minutes of Internet fame. Their story of love has inspired parent after parent.
On the Love What Matters Facebook page Gardner writes, “Foster care is hard, but it is worth it!” She goes on to add, “Anytime I can make someone laugh and share our passion for foster care, it’s a win, win!” And we totally agree.
What do you plan to do on your kiddo’s first back-to-school day? Share your plans-without-kids pics in the comments below.