Just one of his many firsts...
My teenager started highschool yesterday. Mixed emotions about that one still, mostly with me facing the fact that he is literally in highschool. I still stumble on the words, "I have a high schooler". As worried as I was about his day, on the contrary, he enjoyed his first day of being a Freshman.
I want to remember these moments when he and I can just sit and chat about his day. Some of the highlights of our conversation in between talking about all his classes and his favorite, the symphonic band, was the story of "The Girl With The Lip Gloss..."
So he's taking a Human and Development Class for this semester and it's not a class he picked, he just sorta ended up there. So he sits down behind this "girl". During break time, she turns around, stares at him, making him feel all kinds of uncomfortable, takes out her lip gloss out and slowly puts it on around her lips. He was so racked with nerves he said the first thing he said was, "You got a problem?" And she was surprised at his swift comment, (probably not what she expected) and abruptly turned around. As he is telling me, he says, "Oh mom, I was so nervous, my initial reaction was to say something rude. When I should've said, "Oh you missed a spot" or "You need help with anything" or "Yeah, that's the perfect shade for you!" I laughed so hard and the mommy in me said, "yeah, son, you may want to stay away from that one... sweet girls, don't go around flaunting their lips!"
He has made quite a few friends around our court, despite a lot of his friends either moving out of state or ended up buying a house in Eagle River, he's found his "clique". I'm liking the group he hangs around with here, I'm always keeping my doors open for these teens to hang out but yet giving him that space he needs. Our home has become the "go-to" spot for them.
He's quite lucky he knows a "senior" in his high school. He says, she keeps on eye on him, steering him in the right direction!
I'm still getting used to my days. They have been starting a lot earlier than they did last school year. We are up by 5 am, cooking breakfast for my oldest and the hubby (when he's on days), then getting Ethan up and ready shortly after. Izzy hasn't started school yet, and I can only imagine adding her in the mix. But so far so good, just need a week for my body to adjust to this new schedule.
Looking forward to some changes, the hubby may have a permanent schedule change, allowing him to work 8 hour days, but the hours are from 12 am - 8am. Nonetheless, it will be a consistent schedule instead of switching from days to nights and vice versa. This will allow him to head back to school.. and food for thought, me too!