You guys...where did the last 6 years go??
My thoughts on our daughter's first day of middle school:
- This is just weird.
- I am not ready for this.
- The stupid bus comes WAY too early.
- I need more coffee.
- Maybe we should wait to have a 3rd kid?!?
- I really hope they don't give them homework tonight...
- Am I going to start getting gray hairs now?
I love this kid. She drives me absolutely batty with her strong will and her sense that SHE is always right, not me....yet those are also the same qualities that give me so much hope for her future. They will come in handy when she's an adult and needs to be self-reliant.
Of course, right now I would just like her to clean her room without an exaggerated eye-roll and loud sigh.
Middle school. Yikes. I hated those years. And by hated, I mean I was ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE THE ENTIRE 3 YEARS AND DROVE EVERYONE ELSE AROUND ME CRAZY. I have reason to be apprehensive about my daughter starting this journey! I know that she is a completely different person than I was (...kind of?) and her experiences will be her own, I just know what a slippery slope this time is.
Mood swings and screaming matches and trying to start and finish projects the night before they are due, oh my!
And the angst....OH MY GOD, THE ANGST.
For her sake, I will be keeping any struggles that involve her to myself - I'm sure having your mom post personal things about you on social media is a giant "no-no" in this modern age (Things were very different 20 years ago when I was starting 6th grade: AOL was still new and I was able to pick screen names like soccer11 and the like. I'm pretty sure all of my old user names ended in "11" that year. I was exceptionally creative!) and certainly wouldn't be fair to her.
So, I will just be posting vague and miserable status updates like all of the other good moms I know.
Buckle your seatbelts, kids.
My wild child just took one more giant step towards complete independence.
Happy back-to-school day! Someone drink some wine for me!
Say a prayer, cast a spell, throw out some good vibes.
We're all going to need it.