6th grade…………really?

August 18, 2009 back to school 13


My baby(he hates that I’m sure) is 11 years and nearly 7 months old, and it amazes me all the time how fast he is growing up. As he is the last I’m often in no hurry for him to be grown. My girls I nudged and rushed along, roll over, crawl, walk, talk, potty train, etc……….and look where that got me…they are now 16 and quite wonderful young women.

With Nick I’ve let it more more at his pace, and of course he was just as quick. Nick is a very bright inquisitive child, he’s deep and introspective in ways my girls have never been. It’s not that they are callus, but they aren’t as concerned with how other people”feel” as Nick is. He has great compassion.

So yesterday as he dressed and I drove him off to begin 6th grade, and his 8th year, at St Teresa Catholic School, I felt happy and sad. Nick had a wonderful first day, came home telling me of his schedule and his friends and what they are going to be doing this year. He changes classes and has even more teachers than last year.

I’m enjoying a quiet home………….but I miss my little man………just a little.

13 Responses to “6th grade…………really?”

  1. Beth

    I can’t wait to show Lydia his pic! She thinks he is cute…

    I just can’t believe they are in they are in 6th grade…my goodness!

    I am glad he had a good day!

    Lydia has an appt. on Thursday…it was for today but I forgot (big duh) that I was getting carpet today… I am sad that my baby has these headaches…even if they can authorize her taking Advil or something to head it off! I will let you know what comes of it!

  2. Miss Healthypants

    Aww, that’s sweet! πŸ™‚ I am the “baby” of my family, too–I kinda hated it, but also secretly kinda loved it when my Mom called me her “baby.” *smiles*

  3. Pam

    Glad Nick had a great first day in 6th grade. You seem very happy with your decision to keep him at St. Teresa’s, too. I’m glad that all that is settled and everyone is so happy with the decision. Also, how awesome is it that Nick is naturally a compassionate person. That’s pretty unusual, especially in an 11 year old boy! Good job there, mom!

  4. Lisa

    Ah, he looks great! He’s a year ahead of Garbo who is really excited already about 6th grade. Enjoy your peace and quiet – no matter how fleeting it may be!

  5. Tammy Howard

    He is so darn handsome! Liv starts sixth grade this year, too – cool! we can work on homework together! He sounds like a really wonderful kid – no wonder you’re so proud of him!

  6. Terra

    oh I do hope this year goes well for you. (and Nick) – We made some changes to Lauren’s schedule at school this year to accomadate some home schooling since well…since…it was a hard choice but we had to so something.

  7. My name is PJ.

    The transition to full days without him after of a summer of family togetherness has to be tough, BUT – within 14 days, you will have restructured your days accordingly. You’re a busy sort. πŸ™‚

  8. VeRonda

    I’m glad he had a great day. School can be a difficult place sometimes, so I’m glad to hear about good days. And, this time of year just makes me think of my school days… I loved them. My notebook was ready a month in advance.

  9. Denise K.

    AH, what a handsome boy you have Anita!!! Besides being so handsome, he has such a good heart, and what a blessing all your children are! Here’s to a great first week of school!! πŸ™‚

  10. Casey

    Aww, your baby loooks so cute! Happy first day back. I can only imagine how you feel Anita with your kids getting older, I am just starting this whole school thing this year. I am a wreck by the way!

  11. sheila

    Yes, I’ve resorted to reading old posts, lol. What ho-hum day today. Anyhooo, about your post, lol. He’s very handsome, #1, and yes, don’t they just grow so fast? Gosh, it seems like one day they’re in diapers and the next in junior high.

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