My own son is heading into that uncharted territory. His pediatrician informed me at his last well visit that he was well on his way into puberty. A little earlier than most at eleven, but there it is. I had a feeling that was the case since he has become much more “private”, shall we say? Locking the bathroom door, not changing in front of anyone (particularly me), his voice is starting to crack, a few tell tell signs of the big “P”. However, maturity-wise he’s closer to an 8 or 9 year old. Imagine sprouting hair on your legs (and probably a few other places) and having all these weird feelings all of a sudden but no idea why. I’m glad I subscribe to Moms Who Drink and Swear, otherwise I would never have come across this book and her interesting take on her own experience with her son who is the same age as mine. I’m ordering this today! I just wish it was in ePub format for his Nook…
Given mytendencies (and my husband completely agrees), I *should* be finishing up an e-mail to my son’s right about now. But…can I just say the past month or so has been a constant stream of phone calls, meetings & e-mails to various teachers, counselors, etc. & I needed a time out for just a moment. I’m actually going to write something as opposed to posting random vids & fashion dream pics.
Middle school sucks (for my son, OK well for everyone I know of)! I don’t think anyone enjoyed that phase in their lives – I know I sure as hell didn’t. Hormones, cliques, self-image issues, bullies (I won’t name names here, but you know who you are – remember? We ran track together. Bitch(es)…) Of course those bitches are probably serving time now (or living in a low rent trailer park with their wife-beater wearing husbands)…I love the Internet – and yes, I am *EVIL*… So along with all these wonderful growing pains, my son has ADHD & ODD to top it all off. Oh, and well into puberty now according to his Ped. Nice… It’s been quite a ride since he started last year – which put him in . Really?? Kids not only have entirely overloaded academic expectations since I was that age, many years ago *cough*, but they throw them into the “middle school” setting in 5th grade…Unreal. It sucks enough when you’re 12/13 & in 7th grade. But, 10? Ridiculous.
OK, I feel better now…Feel free to share your own middle school nightmares…(past or present)