Yes, its the last day of summer vacation. As of tomorrow morning at 8am, I will have an 8th grader and a 3rd grader in the family.
As I type this, they are actually getting along, The Diva helping Lil WO to master diving into the pool before school starts. I am sure this won’t last very long, once dinner is over and it’s time for showers, making lunches for tomorrow and then to head to bed at
a decent an earlier hour, the arguments and fights will begin.
This year is tough on me, between the new job and the kids starting a new school. I can only imagine what next year, when The Diva starts High School will be like! Meet the teacher night helped calm a few nerves… but as the 1st day looms, I am beginning to get nervous for them again. Will Lil WO’s teacher be understanding if he has a little trouble with focus and sitting still? How will The Diva handle a bigger school, 6 periods and a more traditional Junior High experience? Plus both of them making new friends and hanging out with the “right” kids.
It’s is definitely a year of changes for us. I am just praying that the changes are easy to adapt to.
- Students, teachers ready for a ‘new beginning’ with start of school year (dpsschools.wordpress.com)
- Social Life in Middle and High School: Dealing With Cliques and Bullies (education.com)
- Best. First. Day. Ever. (ask.metafilter.com)