Things are about to change at my house.
Simply put, my oldest daughter is about to start middle school. MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!
Feel free to advise because it scares the living daylights outta me! That’s when … EVERYTHING starts! No more acting like a kid, she’ll be ramping up to adulthood!
It’s actually sort of already in progress. I’ve noticed we’ve been having more non-kid-like conversations. She’s taking more responsibility and she seems more mature. I feel like I’m seeing a whole different side of her. She’s becoming more of a companion instead of someone I constantly have to look out for.
Don’t get me wrong: She still has her moments where she goes crashing back down into single digit behavior. But, generally speaking, she’s growing up. It’s so true what parents with grown children tell you: "Enjoy them now because they’ll be gone before you know it.”
Lynda is the mom of three and co-anchor of WRAL News on FOX 50 weekday mornings. Find her here on Thursdays and keep up with her on Facebook.