First Day Butterflies (Mine)

I admit it, I miss the kids a little.

Today was the first day of school.

I scooted out a 3rd grader and a sixth grader out of the house into the world of education.

Both, still half-asleep, but excited nonetheless.

Me, I'm okay.

My son has a class full of his best buddies, a great teacher and a familiar school.

DQ, not so much.

She is at a new school, middle school!

Not so familiar faces, although she knows a couple (like 3) people.

New schedule, new teacher, new classes (welcome to real P.E. where it's a mandated jr. high subject and not just dodgeball and monkey bars).

So i'm nervous.

For her.

The usual, hoping she fits in, makes friends, is happy.

She doesn't need me to worry, but I do.

Middle school is different, kids are different, life changes for girls during these years (if you get my drift...).

For once the butterflies in my stomach are nerves rather than acid.

2 hours until pick up.

19 supporters in group:

  1. Tenakim said...

    awww - hugs- I'm sure you'll both get through it just fine!

  2. Totally_Toni said...

    AWW I am getting really sad I have a 4th grader and Kindergartner this year. So it will be me and little miss all alone and then next year me...by myself...ahhh I think I shall go cry again.

  3. MamaJoss said...

    Oh...I can't imagine school-days yet...gosh it's got to be hard on a Mommy -- I'll be counting down with you and 'xpect a full report (post) :) -- You're almost there...

  4. Michelle said...

    I hope her first day of middle school went well! What a milestone!

  5. Heather's Hacienda said...

    Oh, first day of middle school! I hope she had a great day! I have butterflies for her!

    Kristen starts middle school for the first time next Monday. I am super nervous for her since she just moved here and knows only one person!

  6. Jamie said...

    I hear you - junior high is sooo tough and I still say on some level it sucks for EVERYONE!!

  7. Sandi said...

    I wish I lived in your district. I still have three weeks to go.

  8. Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

    I have to admit, I am NOT looking forward to those days. Yes, I have boys so I don't feel like it will be as "tough" as it is on girls...I'm sure she will make TONS of friends, do great in school and it will be a breeze...but a MOM JEN has to worry...doesn't she?

    Can't wait to hear about the day!

  9. ParentingPink said...

    Awwww - you'll get thru it and so will they :-) **hugs** My eldest goes to first grade in 2 weeks and I'm already dreading it. She only did half day kindergarten last year, so this will be her first "full" day at school!

  10. The Mother said...

    Two of mine just left for their first day of school--at college.

    YEAH.

  11. Nicolasa said...

    Aw, I hope they had a great first day and your worries, for now, are put aside.

  12. Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

    I hope you all had a great first day and an evening together sharing everything that happened while you were apart.

  13. Aimee said...

    Oh, I hope you both made through today just fine! I remember the first day of Jr. High. I was really excited, but really, really nervous!

  14. AmyG said...

    HUGS! I hope their first day was a great one! Did you make it through? How was DQ's first day?

  15. Elaine A. said...

    Oh, I hope they both had a good day, but especially your girl! That is such a big transition! Keeping her in my thoughts... (and Mom too!) :)

  16. AmyAnne said...

    I'm not a softy. I'm not a drop of lingerer. My kids are entering Kindergarten & 5th. I've never really felt sad that they were leaving me, maybe because they always freaking come back? LOL. But, I'll share with you, the year before last, my 16 year old sister came to live with us for a while. I almost threw up when I dropped her off in front of the HS in a town she didn't know a sole in for her first day of 11th grade. It was a weird feeling and took me a while to realize it was anxiety for her. They all survive it though, one way or another, don't they? :-)

  17. Melissa said...

    I sometimes think it's harder on us moms! i hope the day went smoothly for all of you!

  18. Deanna said...

    My youngest is also starting middle school. She's excited and nervous. She's worried about how big the school is! lol I know she'll be fine. It's the beginning of a new journey.

  19. Vicki said...

    Aww Jen - hugs!! I had to get past the lump in my throat after reading that!! I hope her day went great!! :)

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