tomorrow is the day i have been thinking about since i became a mother - the day my first born starts high school. I'm so excited, i loved high school, it was fantastic. It's disappointing when people say something like "people who were popular at high school, that was as good as life got for them" meaning they faded away & ended up the losers in real life. In Australia, i don't think there is THAT much empahsis on high school as so many students play regional sport, one third go to private schools (which may not be local) & have part time jobs mixing with peers outside of their insular high school world or neighbourhood. Whatever, all i know is that i had a ball in high school, i played sport, dated boys, snuck into night clubs, 'borrowed' cars & threw some awesome parties. It was Sydney's north shore, it was the 1990's & i had older siblings babysitting me as our parents were overseas on holiday after holiday.
I have to commend her on the maturity she's shown during this whole primary to high school transition . . . trying on baggy uniforms & all the new things being thrown her way. She hasn't been negative, rude or oppositional . . . she's been happy, interested & open to my suggestions (please let this continue into teenage
So the uniform is pressed, laptop charged, bag packed, leg hair removed & my big girl is off to high school. I could not be prouder & i wish her all the fun (clean, wholesome fun) i had, perhaps with less parties & car borrowing??!!
For all of those in the ACT who finally have children commencing or resuming school this week, i think we've earned ourselves a big pat on the back & perhaps a cheap Tuesday movie?? Love Posie
PS i made no mention of my husband's high school days for a reason, he didn't study, he got into real trouble & let's just say . . . when Oprah sent Jay Z out to donate $1M worth of laptops to an impoverished Sydney high school . . . yep, he chose my husband's old school!! Sigh, enough said. Joining Army cadets when he was 13 was the best thing he ever did, he was a born soldier!!