A Changing Role

This morning was the first day of middle school for Alexander and the beginning of Jane’s last year at the school that’s nurtured them for so many years. The kids didn’t need my help getting ready this morning though I do have the honor of cleaning the breakfast counter that they’ve destroyed in their haste to get out the door. In addition to the strangeness of having two kids in middle school I’m also not driving them to school today or tomorrow. Our neighbor is taking the first two days …

Middle School

The kids just finished middle school orientation and now I’m disoriented. Alexander has a locker and tomorrow he’ll be wearing green and¬†khaki¬†instead of the blue and white of lower school. I drop the kids off and pick them up in a different part of the school. It’s all different and exciting. Alexander went from having longer hair to a very short cut that actually requires a bit of wax for styling. Some of the kids didn’t recognize him. Jane said that all the boys came back to school taller than …