Monday, August 31, 2009
Here We Go
First days always make me jittery. I think my kid was a bit jittery too because he kept mentioning his locker at school. OK, that sounds a little weird, and he is my kid, but he was being practical. Last year, when he was a brand-new, squeaky-clean Middle Schooler, we all went to an EXTREMELY hot auditorium to have 6th grade orientation. After checking into his new homeroom class he was given his locker combination & number and encouraged to fight with the lock until he had sufficient control over it not to look like a complete goober on the first day. So he expected that his school would send in the mail, along with his class schedule, his locker number & combination. No such luck--now I know that no school could possibly be that organized & I attempted to explain that, but he felt gyped. So for the next few days before school actually started, he fretted and fretted and fretted (of course he'd deny that). After school today my first question was....not how was your first day but did you get your locker open without looking like a complete loser?