Monday, August 30, 2010

Junior High

I'm in a sweaty but content mood this morning. So ready for fall and lower temps, as we head into yet another day of 90°. I'm doing my housewife thing, moving laundry and tidying up after the weekend. The kids start school tomorrow (*insert hallelujah chorus*) and they're pretty excited. My daughter is starting junior high which is unreal to me. First, that I'm old enough to have a child old enough for junior high. Second, that I'm sending her off to the wolves. I know, let's not dramatize it, but junior high pretty much sucked for me. It was awkward to say the least, and full of bullies and catty girls that made me feel pretty small. My daughter is way cuter than I was at this age, so she has that going for her. But she also has braces and just got glasses and prays nightly for a growth spurt. So the key word is awkward, which I'm sure every adult can agree is that theme for junior high.
My neighbor reassured me the other day, saying that they have really cracked down on bullying in recent years. I'd like to believe that it is somehow different now, but I'm too cynical to hop on board with that just yet. Some of my worst moments happened on the school bus, and since we live so close to the school, that won't be an issue. And as God told me when she started Kindergarten, I'm just going to have to trust Him. He has her back. Which I will be reminding Him of daily, probably until she is 50 years old and I feel like I can finally relax.


Tara said...

Aww, I'll be praying for her, Shay. Junior High was tough for me too. I'd like to think they've cracked down on the bullying, as well.

I can't believe how fast these kids are growing up! Camden starts kindergarten tomorrow.

KateO said...

Oh jr was a bad time for me too.
Glad you're feeling content this am.

Shay said...

Thanks Kate, and thanks for the prayers Tara. I can't believe Camden is seriously going to Kindy already?? In my head she's still a toddler, lol.

Shay said...

Oh, and when I asked her how her first day was, she replied, "Mom, it was AWESOME." :)

Trish D said...

Is there anyone on the planet who truly enjoyed junior high (or middle school or whatever your district happens to call it :) Even the "in" kids are filled with insecurities.

Glad it went well for her today, though!!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

From the sounds of her emails, she's having a great time!

Thanks for the bags of clothes. Mary's having a great time going through them. In other words, they're all over the floor while she tries them ALL on!