Yesterday, Minhee and I took our oldest daughter for a tour of our local middle school in preparation for the inevitable…she’s growing up. She’s now 10 years old, asks adultish questions, and will be entering middle school in the Fall. This might be another reason why I’m going through my extended mid-life reflection right now.
Question: What was your middle school experience like?
It’s been so long since the middle school years that I forgot what it was like until I toured the school and classes with our daughter yesterday. There are over 900 students in her future middle school and class begins at 7.45am! Goodness gracious.
Over Christmas, our family traveled to San Francisco and it was good to take my kids to visit my middle school. I was a student at Aptos Middle School in the early ’80s. Honestly, I don’t remember much. The first year, I was incredibly and painfully shy. Not many friends and was actually voted in as “most shy” but I guess people knew who I was. My claim to fame in middle school was breaking our school’s Decathlon record. I wonder if my name is still up in the gymnasium.
In case you don’t know this already: Time flies…Enjoy.