This is a different blog for me.
AND… my daughter will probably kill me. But, I wanted to share as many of you have children who have and are starting school.
G starts school this week. 7th grade, in our neck of the woods that’s middle school and she’s nervous.
We share a journal and I’m breaking the rules of the journal and sharing with you what I wrote to her.
Tuesday is the day. Try as I might, I keep trying to find something sage to say. And I’m struggling.
I know you are nervous. Middle school is tricky. You are entering a new phase of your life. Throw in a unique schedule- it can be a lot to balance. But if you can, I want you to take a deep breath and focus on being 12.
You worry so much about everyone around you. But you know what? We are the adults. Let us worry about you my love. Your job is not to make the adults in your life happy.
Your job is school and making safe and smart choices.
Figuring out your favorite things. Maybe it will be a class. LOL. Or a song, food, book. Reconnecting with your friends. Let me help you manage the rest.
You focus on being 12.
I love you.
We kinda got this Mommas and hopefully we can help our littles get it too.
Much love and happy back to school.
Not really. I want summer back.
Here I go again….All of my life there has been one day that always manages to give me a feeling of pure fright. This day has always prevented me from sleeping the night before. I often times lay in bed and think of a million different scenarios of things that will go completely wrong.
This day is known to the world as none other than… the first day of school.
Yeah, I’m sure you were expecting me to be referring to a much more terrifying day, but I’d say this one is pretty nerve racking. For a kid, this day means the beginning of a school year with lots of exams, assignments, and projects. That’s pretty stressful in the mind of a child! Now, not only am I getting prepared for another difficult school year, but I also have the concern of making all new friends in my new school. What if I don’t really fit in? This stress-packed day is coming up very soon for me once again, and I find it fascinating how I happen to feel the same thing every year.
Even in years when I knew all my classmates and little changed. Deep down I know that the year always ends up becoming so much fun, and I end up enjoying it. Somehow my mind still manages to overthink it and it brings me back to the way I felt walking into my first day as an elementary school student. These few days before school come around and I feel as though I hear Foreigner singing the phrase “Here I Go Again”. Deep down I know everything is going to be ok, but somehow I convince myself that something might go wrong. This is something that I have been working on fixing for a while, and I know many of my close friends are feeling the same. When I start school in a couple of days, I hope to overcome my overthinking, and my goal is to not hear any rock bands singing classic songs in my mind. (;