Yesterday afternoon, Ashton and I tackled middle school orientation. Ashton was super nervous. She's at a new school where she doesn't know anyone AND she has to change classes, dress out for PE, and use a locker.
It was surreal. Time goes by so quickly and I just can't believe she's already in middle school. I know she'll do great, but that doesn't mean that I don't want to go with her on Monday.
She asked me more than once what happens if she gets lost. (Oh goodness, I can feel the tears. Be strong momma!) Will she have to eat lunch by herself? (Uh oh. They're falling.) What if she can't get her locker open? (Ok, now I'm bawling.)
We walked her schedule several times and I promised her that she would make friends and that every other 6th grader was in the same boat. Everyone is nervous when they start middle school.
Especially the mommas of beautiful, talented, smart little girls - who just aren't as little as they used to be.