Every time school registration comes around at the end of July, I always get a stomach ache. It means that summer is almost over and my babies are 1 school grade older! Thankfully, I still have one more year before I have one in high school. My stomach ache will be turning into balling my eyes out at that point and then when she goes to college, I will be checking myself into counseling for sure!
Typically on registration day you get your schedule for the school year so you can walk the route and assess if you have time to stop by your locker between classes or not. This year, the schedules are not ready so we had to settle for only getting her locker number and some time to decorate.
She got a bottom locker which NOBODY WANTS. It’s funny that their stresses at this age consist of whether or not they get assigned a top or bottom locker for the school year! Actually there are many stresses at this age, so the fact that I get to spend this day hanging out with Morgan, helping with her locker, and just being there for her…I’m all over it. I will always remember these days with my kids! As you get into your last year of middle school, kids aren’t as interested in decorating lockers so we went with a more eclectic look this year. Basically we used what we had from years past and mashed it all together and I think it looks awesome (thank you Ava Dearmore for your wallpaper)! Last year we ditched the chandelier and frilly stuff and we learned that most of that falls off anyway (especially on a bottom locker). However, I know when Reece goes to 6th grade she will want all that stuff again so we will save it.
I took my sweet girl to get her braces tightened, a few more school clothes, a new bigger backpack has already arrived, and school supplies are purchased and organized by child. She’s in full-on closet and drawer clean-out mode now and soon we will have full trashbags of clothes that no longer fit or more likely just not her style anymore. Someday, I may actually get to my closet and drawers and perhaps I may get in style at some point in my adult life.
MoMo, I am so excited for your 8th grade year. You are going to rock it!! Please stay your sweet, kind, and smart self and enjoy your last year of middle school!! I hope I always get to take you to school registration (stomach ache and all) and you aren’t embarrassed to be seen with me in my old and not-so-stylish clothes 😉 Love you to pieces!