Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I hate 6th grade

I know. Hate is a strong word and I caution my children from ever using it. Yet by using it now I hope to adequately describe my intense dislike of this horrid grade in a young girl's life. This is my third time through 6th grade with a daughter and it's just as horrific this time as it was the first.

You're awkward and unpopular. People, especially other girls, are terribly mean. All that new information your parents don't really want you knowing yet bombards you in the halls. And there's that colorful language you've never even heard before but discover it is wildly inappropriate when you try to use it at home and get in tons of trouble with your shocked and dismayed mother. The snotty attitudes you see other kids easily display at school don't go over well at your home. You stay grounded for much of the year. AND add to that the fact that you never even went to 5th grade and your last school was a tiny private school with a handful of students in your 4th grade class; now there are hundreds in your grade.

There are about three months of 6th grade left. Keaton and Mom are hoping they make it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't even imagine! We've been somewhat "spoiled" by our little private school. Thank goodness or else they would have known this stuff soooo much earlier!! I will keep praying for you both! Only 3 more months left!! You can do it!

Shelley

Anonymous said...

Can't wait :).
Libby

midwestmom3 said...

We have the same problems at our house and we attend our church school! It started for my daughter last year. It shocks me every day how awful some of the girls can be. It's like all the effort I spent building my daughter up for 12 years is undone in a second by her classmates. I will include your daughter in my daily prayers. Come on Summer Break!

pshannonpr said...

Oh, dear! My DD is 11, and will be in 6th grade next year. Oh dear!! I'd better start praying NOW!!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful young lady you have! I pray that she has the confidence that God has placed her in this place at this time for His purpose. She could be an Esther or a Joseph. You just never know....

SidneySynthetic said...

I am in 8th grade now, and 6th grade was horribal for me. leaving elementry school, entering middleschool. i was the pit of unpopularity, unlike at my oldschool. alot happens in grade six, alot of friends are made, and a alot are lost too. it was a tough year. i wasent exepted well, a lanky weird girl, in dark clothes. wasent very social. but now i have a group of good friends, and together, we handle anything coming our way.

good luck with the rest of the school year, and next year will be better. also, its almost summer! yay!