Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New School

"Mom, are you crying?"
"Yes, Maggie"
"Do what I do and motivate yourself"
"How do you do that?"
"You pay attention to other things because crying doesn't change anything"
"Ok, I'll try that, thanks"

That was as we drove out of our neighborhood in NY yesterday to head to Maryland. The girls made some really good friends there. I did too. Not many, but the ones I did make are special. We just did it 9 months ago so it's like the wound is open again. The drive was uneventful. It took us almost 7 hours. Longer than it should have but we HAD to stop in northern Maryland for Popeye's chicken. The girls love the mashed potatoes there, ok, mom does too. The rain and tolls also slowed us down a bit. The girls were a little wired last night. Maggie slept in the car for probably 3 hours. They have been playing pretty hard all summer, staying up late and getting as much time in with their friends as they could. Inseperable. I figured I'd let them go out with a bang!
So, this morning, it was a little hard for Maggie to take her own advice. She kept saying "I
do not want to make friends and I don't want to go to this school". The teacher had to pull her off of me. It's just going to take some time. Julia was nervous, but she did fine. The school is very nice. The teachers are super sweet. Again, it's just going to take some time. We expect to be in the hotel for 2 weeks until we close on the house. Let's pray it all goes as planned. Natural disasters- stay away from me!

1 comment:

  1. I can only imagine what you are all feeling right now. Hopefully Maryland will be your last stop for a while. It seems rough now, but what I have learned is that things happen for a reason and everything will work out even better than expected. Hang in there. Thinking about you guys. Love the blog. Donna Mattina