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June 16, 2008

Today is the Big Day

Well folks, it has finally arrived…Hannah’s 6th grade orientation. Today, she will venture over into the “big side” of campus where she won’t have to walk in lines between classes and … big thrill…she can sit with whoever she wants to at lunch!

I’m cool with all of that. I think she’s ready. It’s me I’m not so sure about. I’m simply not old enough to have a daughter in, gulp…junior high. I REMEMBER junior high for Pete’s sake! I had a fully formed internal life by that point and my parents knew nothing!

I had crushes, I loved music, I had drama with my friends, I had teachers who were out to get me, I knew things that my parents could only hope that I didn’t. How did Father Time let things get this far this fast? Seriously, my 6th grade orientation was only a few years ago, right?

Time to face the music. I’m getting older. The wrinkles are marching forward just as steadily as the mortgage payments. The thing I can’t get over is that I still feel like a kid myself on most days. Is that normal or do I have some sort of Peter Pan syndrome? Who knows. The one thing I’m sure of is that I have to attend this thing today. I’ll go, but I won’t like it. I at least hope that the session for parents is helpful. Hey, maybe they’ll talk about what to do when your 11 year old is posessed by demons or how to not laugh when she gets her eyes literally hurt from rolling them so much.

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