Join Date: May 2002
Location: like Siberia, but with better restaurants
Molly is in 10th grade now. She took the PSAT and ACT for the first time in 9th grade and is already getting tons of mail as well as talking about college visits and so on.
Super disconcerting, all of it.
I've had a policy for myself since the girls were little that I am only allowed to think one step ahead. So when Molly was in elementary school I could think/worry about middle schools but I just wasn't going to think about high schools yet, etc. The thing that's sort of funny is that when your kid gets to high school it's like BOOM OMG COLLEGE and that comes from every direction (whereas when my kid got to middle school and I thought, "right, okay, I can think about high school now" it was a lot less dramatic.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.