Monday, August 17, 2009

At least it wasn't shorty shorts and cowboy boots

First day of middle school for pre-teen girl and I had a Lorelai moment. See, teen daughter had come along for the ride, promising to help pre-teen girl get her new locker open. I had dressed in mismatched sweats and sandy flip flops and stayed put in the car reading a magazine and trying not to gloat too much as all-around me, mothers with younger kids hustled to get them out of the car with backpacks and lunch boxes and jackets, etc., etc.

Middle school is a whole new animal with drop off lanes and a new level of Independence for both mom and kiddo. No more worrying over makeup and hair, or dressing to see people in the morning. With my youngest in middle school, I can now throw on whatever, offer her a prayer and a kiss, and watch her walk into school from the comfort of my car.

Not.

Neither pre-teen girl nor teen girl could get the new locker open, the text read, and could I come help? Drat. I glanced in the mirror to see strands of hair flopping every which way. A little blush would've been nice...and did I even brush my teeth this morning???

Needless to say, I trudged through the crowded corridors where moms and teachers and siblings struggled with first morning jitters and jammed lockers. Hopefully no one noticed me (nor heard teen daughter say, "Did you even get dressed this morning, mom?"--yeah, she'll get hers...) But even if they did, it wasn't as bad as Lorelai on Rory's first day at Chilton. I'm hangin' on to that...

5 comments:

Dan Navarro said...

Wow, you posted that at 9:29 am. That's fast work for a first-day-at-school mom.

Hang in there, it gets more interesting.

lynnrush said...

Oh my gosh, that was really funny. I love Gilmore girls.

Deborah said...

I knew there was a reason I liked you. My daughter and I have so many Gilmore Girls moments. In fact when Jenni (young pregenat girl that lived with us) said she was going to name her baby Aurora, we looked at each other and said "Rory" and that's what's she's called.

Brenda said...

Hey, at least you weren't in your pajamas. I've seen other moms do that, and I wonder... what if they got into a fender bender. How embarrassing! That was a cute video. Gilmore Girls was a favorite of mine.

Kanoe said...

Loved this one, Julie! Rang true for me.