Way-hey! Tomorrow is the first day of school. I’m totally excited! I’ve got my backpack packed, my pencils sharpened, my way-awesome binder loaded with college-ruled paper, and my protractor tucked neatly away in a little pouch.
I can almost smell the construction paper and paste wafting through the halls. I can almost taste the overly-processed, barely recognizable as food, lunch waiting for me in the cafeteria. I can almost hear the laughter of happy children on the playground…
Oh, wait. It’s not me who’s going to school tomorrow. It’s the kid. Darn!
Yep, the kid starts 6th grade in the morning. Middle school. Wow. It seems like less than two weeks ago that she came into my life…
Oh, wait. It was less than two weeks ago!
So, for those wondering how I’m getting on with the kid – we’re getting on quite well. I think that she’s both excited and nervous about starting middle school tomorrow. She totally loves her awesome new backpack. It’s purple and it has a butterfly. Cool. (I must admit to liking the butterfly motif myself, but I’d rather it in green.)
For those wondering about my own back-to-school plans – they are still in process. I can’t send off my applications for autumn 2011 until after the 2010 school year begins, but I am working on them now. I promise. My goal is to have everything ready for my applications before the end of September. I promise. Really.
Happy back-to-school season to all!!