Important Notes for Middle School
“How was middle school orientation?” you asked the other day when I returned. The look of hope in your eager eyes, my sweet girl, was so pure that I had to take a breath and think before I misspoke.
I wanted to tell you that when I wandered into the auditorium I felt jittery, like it was my first day. But I wasn’t the student, I was your parent and that made it even more nerve wracking.
I wanted to tell you that being the mom of a tween who is starting 6th grade is horror movie scary. But, I told you that the orientation was exciting.
I wanted to tell you that I was intimidated when I saw the cool moms who’ve already been through it with older siblings sitting in the back row of the auditorium sipping coffee and looking at ease. I wanted to tell you that I longed to be chill and sit with them. I didn’t tell you that instead I sat in the front row and took copious notes – the names of school administrators and a schedule of classes – to help you because I otherwise felt awkward. But, I told you not to worry because we’ve got this.