"What WAS my locker combination? For that matter, where IS my locker? Where is my first class? If I can't find my locker, can I carry my back-pack with me? Where do I go for lunch? What time does school start? What did I do with my High School ID? Where do I go for class pictures? Mom--where is my favorite shirt!!!!"
These are just a few of the perplexing questions I heard early this morning as I was getting ready to take my youngest to High School. I thought he was ready! We went to High School orientation last Thursday morning--where all the questions were answered. When we discussed how the orientation went, he told me not to worry--it was dumb! He has it under control! What happened between then and NOW!?!?!?
Remember your first day of High School? I'd like to say I can, but I'd be telling a lie! So, I mustered up all the patience I could and told him he would do just fine. I gave him extra money so he could buy another schedule. I told him to check at the office should he get lost--to which he replied, "Where IS the office?" I fear he was checking out how much the 8th grade girls grew over the summer months when THAT information was mentioned!
But, all is calm as I sit and type this post-haven't had a phone call from him YET! My first day of his High School years includes doing a few things around the house and having lunch with some friends. Maybe they can jar my memory, maybe they can remind me how disorganized I was on the first day of MY high school years. Shouldn't be too hard--it was only 38 years ago; I'll just have to sort through all the memories that I have stored in my feeble brain! Where is the recycle bin for our brain!?!?!? Or maybe, those first days were so terrible, it is now a mental block! I should have been nicer to my son!
The first day of High School-- a day to commerate, not a day to elaborate--so I'll make it a short post! Besides, I have to go upstairs and start praying her remembers where his locker is...and what the combination is! Isn't that everyone's nightmare!?!?