Tonight was orientation for Mita and open house for Meg. They will both be in middle school with Meg being the big 7th grader and Mita the newbie 6th grader. I got a sitter for the other two as Hubby was working late and I couldn’t make those two sit through what
I had to sit through was required of parents.
After the initial panic of trying to figure out how to open up lockers (right, left, right not right-right-right) we went to meet the teachers. I had met most of them when Meg went through, but wanted to do the same with Mita. The place was crowded and Mita really didn’t want go from class to class to class. She was fine with meeting them on the first day next Tuesday.
I told her I really wanted to meet them all so they would put the two of us together. She looked at me funny. I then told her, you know just in case one of them want to know if we are trying for a boy (see post from earlier this week). She actually smiled and shook her head, which for those of you with pre-teens know it is hard to get a glance let alone a smile out of them. I think my point got across that I wanted our mis-matchness to be known from the get go.
As they get older they have more teachers and I have less time to get to know them and participate in the classroom. I used to write letters at the beginning of the year to the teachers to introduce them a little bit better to my kids. I will do this with Enu and Elle, but it is not very practical with the older girls.
It’s hard letting the reigns loosen. It’s fun to watch them grow and try new things, it’s amazing getting to know them as them as individuals. I want to make things easier on them, so I go to meet the teacher nights. I hold back all I want to tell them, I try to be chill.
That’s me. Chillaxed and all…