This week we have quite a milestone. We have middle school orientation.
I'm so not ready for this.
I've been dreading the day my kid goes off to middle school, practically since the day she was born. I remember it like it was yesterday.
Lots of good memories, some bad ones, but mostly good.
Still, I am having major reservations about her walking into that giant school, her being a little bitty thing for a prospective 7th grader. All those 8th and 9th graders will look so much bigger than her, and I'm sort of associating bigger with meaner. I don't know why I'm doing that.
She's a good girl, she has good friends, and she makes good choices, so I don't really need to worry about her. But my mother bear instinct is really strong, and I just want to protect her from all the things she'll see from this point on in her life.
Homeschool is an option, but not one I'm putting much stock in. She isn't really interested in that right now, and I can't say I blame her.
Can someone please make time stop? Maybe for just a year? Or a day? I'd even take a day.