LilZ is at his Middle School (Junior High to some of you) orientation today. MIDDLE SCHOOL. In a few short months my son will be a freakin’ Middle Schooler and whenever I say those words a small part of me dies inside.
I’m not sure what I’m worried about the most. Will he be able to keep up academically? LilZ just started doing well in school this year, I don’t know what the big move will do to that progress. He’s found ways to do his homework without asking me for help, which is probably a smart move on his part since I have absolutely ZERO patience. Especially when it comes to math. My idea of “helping” is repeating the answer over and over again followed by the phrase “How can you not see that this is how to do it?” Which, is really an excellent method for teaching.
What if the work is really hard next year? I’ll either have to learn patience or MrZ will have to become the official homework helper. As it is right now, LilZ has already learned to ask MrZ any questions he has before I get home from work. Smart kid.
What about the GIRLS in middle school? I remember myself in middle school and let’s just say, I don’t want LilZ around anyone who is like I was. I was so boy crazy I could barely think straight. He better stay away from girls like that. I’ve seen the middle school girls walking home with their mature wardrobes (some of those kids dress sexier than I do) and their sparkly makeup and their attitudes and…and…
Nevermind. I’ve just spontaneously combusted.