Yes. School is starting in two weeks. I can’t believe it’s possible. I woke up at 4 o’clock this morning freaking out, and immediately starting praying that this year would be a good one. Middle school is a new opportunity for Moon. I spelled it out for her last week.
Me: Middle school is a fresh start. You’ll have all new teachers who don’t know anything about you. You can choose to either do the bare minimum, just enough to get by and make average grades. OR you can decide that you’re going to work hard, really push yourself and show your teachers that you’re willing to work hard and make good grades. Which way do you think you want to go this year?
Moon, in all seriousness: I’m not sure yet. I’m thinking about it.
Lovely. At least she’s honest.
Well, I’ve done all I can do. I went to the school website and found out what she was supposed to be doing over the summer. I had the tutor come and continue helping with her math so we wouldn’t forget what she learned last year. I took her to the library and got books for her to read as per her middle school instructions. I taught her BRIDGE which everyone knows helps kids raise their test scores. I’ve bought her supplies, including a stylish locker kit that was OPTIONAL. In a nut shell, I have totally rocked the summer as a caring, prepared middle-school mom.
Now, all I have left to do is master the waterfall braid, buy her some rocking new clothes, take her for an eye exam and some new glasses, and Google everything tween to make sure she’s Middle-COOL.
But I’m pretty sure she is. What part of “taught her bridge” didn’t you understand?