My younger son is smack in the middle of seventh grade, and until a few days ago, I thought he was succeeding at getting through middle school unscathed. I wasn’t able to achieve this, but as with most things, I hoped my child would outdo me. Dimples is an outwardly super-confident kid (the outdoing is […]
(From the archive but an appropriate thought during back to school days.) Two female acquaintances see each other in Shop-Rite. Their eyes lock before filling with tears. Their brains register with the same thought, the same realization, the same sadness. They are mothers. Their children have just graduated 5th grade, leaving the younger part of […]
Does finishing preschool warrant a full-fledged Graduation? After all, it’s NURSERY SCHOOL!
I am here for HIM. I am here because I can be. I am here to share one in a dwindling number of experiences I will be able to share with him as he gets older. Next year, in middle school, parents are not allowed to attend assemblies with their kids. They need to be more “autonomous.” So especially this year, his last in elementary school, I am treasuring every ounce of pleasure I see on his face.