really

First day of school.  Sophomore year.  So many ‘first days’…one might think we are good at these days.  By now, we are so good at these first days.  Anxiety only that a mom could sense.

I had her 3×5 cards ready one with a list of ok conversation topics for school and one with a list of strategies to use when stressed.  I showed them to her and in a moment of very typcial-ness, she said “really Mom?”

Ya really.  You think you got this girl, but in the moment, all logic is lost. Really.

Aside from a moment of panic when she didn’t know (and didn’t self advocate) where her dance class was and she ended up eating a lunch she didn’t want, the first day was a success.

Best of all, it began with “really Mom?”….

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