belly-dancing mom of middle-schooler

It's official. I am now the mother of a middle-schooler. Somehow, he is old enough to be in the sixth grade, yet I haven't aged a day.

conversation beginning about a half a mile from school this morning:

Nate: Are you going to go inside with me?

Me: It's up to you. It sounds like you have a handle on where you're supposed to go.

Nate: Well, I think some kids will be by themselves and I think some kids will be with their parents, so if you WANT to go inside with me I think that'll be ok.

Of course, I went inside. Probably the last chance I'll get to do that. Fortunately, I had on a cute dress and not the belly dancer outfit I had on yesterday (long story) which I threatened to wear when I drove him to school this morning. Nate was mortified by the belly dancer outfit, but the Pastor seemed to like it.

Nate will be fine. And as for me, I actually made it home before I started to cry, so I guess with the exception of belly dancing outfits I'm starting to grow up too.


C.A. said...

I think you should have worn the belly dancer outfit! What a fashion statement that would have made! :>

My youngest is going to be a freshman this year. I anticipate weeping next Tuesday on her first day of school, too.



LB said...

Did you take a picture of him on his first day? He gets more handsome everytime I see him! I miss you. I was in the City the other day and really should have called you for Starbucks. I have craved a Green Tea frap and that low-fat spinach artichoke dip so I will have to involve you in both next time I am in the OKC!

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of this post? "Nate was mortified . . . but the Pastor seemed to like it." That made me laugh. Out loud.

Suzie said...

most kids are mortified no matter what you wear...would have been fun to go to 1st day in belly dancer outfit!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement... your blog is a good read for distraction. :-) If you ever wrote a blog dedicated to fashion tips... I'd read it! :-)


Guilty Secret said...

Aw that is so cute how he said 'well if you WANT to go with me...' sounds like a very sweet kid!

Pinkstripe said...

Where can I get one of those belly dancing outfits? Might come in handy. I would let you come inside with me wearing that outfit to my first presidential debate.

Kate said...

I would like to see a belly dancing outfit in the OR. That would really shake things up a bit!