My oldest daughter has now entered dangerous territory; middle school. It makes me a little nervous what she will be exposed to. Admittedly, it makes her a bit nervous too. She is most worried about not knowing anyone in her classes. While several of her friends from elementary school are also attending the same middle school, none of them are in her homeroom or classes. Scary.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however. Everyday, she comes home with an improvement in attitude toward her new school. Like any of us, it is taking Meredith a bit of time to feel at home, somewhere new. With every passing day, the dangerous new territory becomes a bit more familiar to her, and perhaps to me as well. I have to be careful not to pass my anxieties on to her. Of course, her fears of middle school are very different from my fears, but still just as real.