Tag: middle school

7th Grade Sucks

Now that I’ve gone through a lot of stages with my kids at least once, I think I can officially claim that 7th grade sucks.  I realize I still have driving, dating and college left for major milestones, and know they are going to come with their own challenges, but from where I’m at right... Read more »

I hate the bus

What I should really say is I have a love/hate relationship with the school bus.  In an attempt to balance my cynical self, I’ll explore the good first. Convenience – I save about 30 minutes a day avoiding traffic and school-line wait times. There are also a lot fewer people that see me in my... Read more »

Back to School Bliss: A parent's survival guide

Back to School Bliss: A parent's survival guide
My favorite commercial is the one where parents are happily shopping for school supplies, while the song in the background plays, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year….”  Don’t get me wrong, I do love having the kids around all summer, and am literally watching them grow up before my eyes, so am thrilled that... Read more »

8th grade graduation from middle school - not a big deal

Last night I went to my oldest child’s 8th grade graduation.  Everyone around us was making a huge deal about it.  Planning parties, dinners and grand celebrations.  They’ve purchased new dresses, suits and cakes.  Many have gotten the pre-ordered video and set up times for the professional photographer.  Had hair and make-up professionally done. Am... Read more »