Saturday, August 07, 2010

Freshman Fretfulness

Our oldest son is officially a freshman. Oh man, if only you all knew how much distress typing that first sentence has caused me. I love my boys so much. I'm always sad for the first day of school. While other parents are counting down once the bell rings on the last day of school, I want to scream at them to SHUT UP!

This year is proving to be harder as the first day of school is coming faster than I'd like. Michael has already been at the high school starting the 19th of July. He did Marching Band Camp and then yesterday he had his Freshman Transition day. When I dropped him off on the 19th, I seriously had to stop and regroup before leaving the parking lot. I am proud because I didn't fall apart. I did okay and then we went to watch his final rehearsal. I admit that I teared up and was grateful for the sunglasses I was wearing.

Going to Freshman Parent Night, man it took all I had not to completely fall apart as the counselors were talking to us about preparing our 9th graders for college! COLLEGE?!?!?! I don't even want to talk high school and you're forcing me to think about college?

I know Michael will do great, he's confident in himself. I hope it never changes. He is such a sweet spirit. I know that my boys will grow up and be amazing men, I just wish it didn't have to happen so fast!


USMCWIFE said...

Your son will be wonderful and thrive in school. I have to tell you the only thing that surprised me about high school was how they trust these young freshman to make sure they are picking the right classes for the right career tract. We knew Michael was going College Path so we made it our business to make sure he was taking all the classes he needed to get into college. A lot of Michaels friends at graduation found they didn't have the right classes, like at least 1 class higher than algebra 2 and at least 2 years of a foreign language, things like that. I was a buttinsky mom but I thought it was important that I knew he was getting put in the right classes. And I am glad I did since he was able to get early acceptance in to all the colleges he applied too. I know you and I have similiar ideas about what parenting means so I have no doubt your boys will be set up for success.

John, Heather, Emma, Lily & Jana said...

I have only one thought after reading that - with amazing parents like you and Kevin, Michael is set up for success!! I'll be praying for you as you start on the road to "college"....but I'm with you, too early...... :-)