Carina Consinso's son Gus is getting ready for his first day of school

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Why the Internet Wants 14 Years of Photos of a Kid Named Gus

Aug 22, 2019

With back-to-school time approaching, it isn't all folding chairs, doughnuts and wine for all parents. 

For some, it's about the emotional separation of the first day. 

For mom Carina Consino, she decided to create a tradition out of first days for her little one, who should be graduating high school in 2032.

And it's so sweet, she has what feels like the full support of the internet. 

She gave her son Gus an oversized white tee that she hopes he will grow into over the 14 years of school he's embarking on. Each year, they use finger paint to put a hand print on the back of the shirt. 

Some parents had some regret that they hadn't thought of it, too. 

Some others wondered what would happen if he fails a grade, but Consino had that covered — they would just double the hand print. 

Overall, parents and non-parents alike just wanted to see this progress. They were hooked. 

They want commitment to the bit. Until Grade 12, they want pics! 

Others were a bit focused on the year 2032. Cause, that's a long time from now. 

Gus got people feeling old. 

Ultimately, this is just a cute way to break up the sometimes sad, sometimes joyous event that is first days. 'Cause our kids are growing up, and that can be wonderful — but also emotional. 

A photo of Carina Consino's son Gus wearing his first day of school shirt (Carina Consino/Twitter)

What do you do with your kids on their first day of school? Any traditions? 



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