I don't think I could seriously take enough to calm myself down from my latest anxiety.
In about 3 weeks, Buddy will be entering Middle School.
I'm anxious about this for many reasons: 1. I have never had a child in Middle School. 2. I have never had a child in public school (he attended a Catholic elementary school). 3. I don't have a clue as to what to expect and we are hurtling briskly towards the first day!!!
I like to know what to expect. I want a list of supplies, so I don't have to rush around at the last minute for back to school shopping.
I want to know what the protocol is for drop off and pick up (we live too close, so no bus service).
We did have a nice little orientation at the end of the school year in May.
I have a feeling that this will be good for Buddy. I think it will help mature him and broaden his horizons - the elementary school he attended was VERY small and even though the Middle School is also small, there are still loads more children there than at grade school.
It will give him a chance to make new friends.
Again, it's just me with my aversion to transitions. Once I get into the swing of things, I know it'll all be great. There are many children who we know from around the neighborhood, or who are a year or two older than him already at the new school, so it's not like there won't be any familiar faces.
Since I don't plan on sending Sissy to preschool in the Fall, I've decided that we will do a loosely structured homeschool program. I'm going to wait until the fall of 2010 to enroll her in real preschool.
Sure, she could go this Fall, but it's only 2 days a week for 2.5 hours each day. I don't see getting her there and back being worth the trade off (5 hours a week by myself).
I really couldn't wrap my brain around articulating this for Thursday's post, so I skipped a day. I actually went to the bank and - GASP! - did things at the house that needed attention.
I'm also woefully behind on reading blogs. I'm doing the best I can, but I may miss a few here and there. Don't worry - I'm here trying to catch up!