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I'm so glad I'm not in middle school...

I'm so glad I'm not in middle school...



Tonight was my son's open house at middle school.  He's in 7th grade and I left thinking to myself, " I'm so glad I'm not in middle school".  

I keep trying to put it into the perspective that when I was in 7th grade, I wasn't sick and I was MANY years younger, so it couldn't have been that bad.  I just know I was overwhelmed by everything about this back to school experience.  

All of the parents were bumping into each other in the hallway trying to get from class to class.  The rooms had terrible fluorescent lighting and NO WINDOWS!!!  I had to run to the girls bathroom while going from one class to the next and it was shocking.  You could see into the stalls through the sides of the doors.  The sink had one turn handle that had to be held on to keep the water running cold.   You have to get soap with one hand and somehow wash it off your hand as you held the water handle on with the other hand.  There are no paper towels and the dryer hardly blew out any air.   

I came home exhausted.  I just thought to myself, how did I do it?  Not only did I go to and finish middle school.  I went on to high school, then college, then grad school.  All the work, studying, grades, tests.  Was I just fearless when I was young or was a simple back to school night to exhausting for me now that I am sick?  

Now that I'm home I have a sore throat, a headache and can foresee recovery from this little outing taking at least a day.  I am grateful that I was able to get through school looking back now.  Hopefully tonight I don't have that recurring dream I have about not being able to find my locker in high school and having to take more classes in college because I didn't graduate yet.  

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