Despite all of Goodnight’s activities during elementary and middle school, I thought things were relatively quiet. I’m a grandmother and am not really opposed to quiet. It isn’t quiet any more. I thought it would take a term or at least a few weeks for things to slowly get busy.
Nuh, uh! The phone is ringing off the wall. (I require GN’s friends to call the house. I still require some conversations and not all texting.) We have been busy doing this and that already and it’s only her second week of classes.
Part of the reason for the excitement is that it’s Homecoming week already and there are clothing themes for every day, and things to do most evenings, too. As a Freshman, GN isn’t interested in the evening things yet and that’s ok with me.
Yesterday, GN went to a friend’s house (a new high school friend) and they decorated their tee shirts for Spirit Day on Friday. The girls used fabric paints and when I picked GN up, the wet tee got laid out in the back of my car and then transferred to the dinner table to dry. I like to set a table for dinner, but somehow it just didn’t matter that the tee was there.
Sunday afternoon another friend of GN’s had a cook-out and invited her to join her family, so I dropped her off for the afternoon.
I love it, really! Now is the time to meet parents – or guardians – and see if we are on the same page as far as rules go. GN is only 14 and most of her friends are hovering at that age too. I’ve been enjoying my conversations with parents and grandparents and GN has been having fun right out of the high school shoot.
Yesterday was harry Potter Day at school and GN won a Spirit Ticket to get in the drawing for a Spirit Prize at the end of the week. Today is Nerd Day. The only thing I have left to say about the start of high school with this busy girl is a huge THANKS to the parent volunteer who sends out daily announcements and schedules via email to keep us posted! Whew!