My Middle School Blues

my middle school blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being a parent of a middle school boy is one of the hardest things to do. By far this has been the the most emotional year for me! This past school year was my son’s first year of middle school and I wasn’t sure if was ready to deal with the idea of having 7 separate classes, different teachers and all of the peer pressures of a new environment. He was going to have to deal with the responsibility of keeping organized, studying and communicating. And of course going through the hormonal changes of puberty.

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I grew up in a house of nothing but girls with my father being the only male, so clearly I had no idea what boys go through. I had to learn and read a lot about the changes but even though you know what is happening, I feel that it didn’t prepare me from an emotional stand point.  I see my little boy changing into a young man and growing up. My little boy is now as tall as me and I’m 5’7! I no longer have to get down to his eye level – we are clearly eye to eye nowadays!

 

 

Recently, I noticed that he and I were having conversations – much different than those I used to have with him.  We are actually having full blown discussions. I’m really starting to see his personality and his sense of humor flourish. He is definitely growing up before my eyes and my emotional mom side cannot keep up.

This past year, he did such a great job in school; somewhat keeping organized and turning in his assignments on time. Communication is something that he and I learned for sure. As a parent I had to learn to pick my battles and let some things go. Letting go is the most difficult!  This is still a process for me as I am still learning day to day.

 

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All said, this past summer was the best ever with my boys and for me. I felt that Tyler and I were connected again and he was the little boy who still adores his mother.  He is now going into 7th grade and I’m looking forward to a great year for us both. I’m hoping my middle school blues are soon gone!

Latina Mama Rama

Comments

  1. This is my daughter’s last year of elementary school. The teachers and school staff keep reminding me! ARGH! It is so fun to watch your kids grow up, but it’s sad at the same time. I hope your boys have a great year!

    • My youngest is in 5th grade and I’m freaking about the thought of him going to middle school next year. I shouldn’t be because my oldest is there. I don’t want him to grow up! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. I enjoyed reading your post! I teach at a middle school and yes, these are difficult years! In fact I was just considering writing a post to send to my parents and was planning to write about the same things; communication, getting organized, etc. It would be wonderful for them to read about another parent’s perspective as well!

    Visiting from the Squishable Baby blog hop. If you have a chance, I would appreciate a visit to http://www.musicteachingandparenting.com

    Maria

    • That would be a great idea! It would ease parents minds a bit to hear about it from another parent. It would of been great for me to have that before he started Middle School. Thank you for stopping by!
      Ophelia

  3. My oldest is starting middle school this year. We just had orientation tonight and I watched him practice his locker combination, set up his locker and find his way around to where his classes are. It’s so strange to think he’s gotten so grown up. I too find it fun to have full conversations with him. Stopping by from the blog hop.

    • Thank you Dawn for stopping by! It is a fun new adventure for both of us. They do grow up too fast. I hope you guys have a great year!

  4. I have a middle school boy and a baby. We had a pretty rough year in 6th grade. I’m hoping 7th is going to be a good one. Such a difficult time for everyone but it’s so amazing being able to watch them blossom.

    • Jen,
      They do have their own little personalities for sure and with hormones it can be very overwhelming as well. It’s hard for me to see this happen. Hoping you guys have a great year! Thanks for stopping by!

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