Wednesday, August 3, 2011

numb, with a slight paralysis of the shoulder.

I'm posting.

Today was hard.

Not for me.

For Millie.

She's in 1st now.

And the genius of Junie B. Jones is that it's almost real. Like looking in a mirror. At my daughter.

1 week of school in. Full days. And she has turned into this talk-a-tive, non-listening, hyper child.

Today I received my first phone call from the school. Panic attack, until I heard Millie's voice:
Mom. I need you to bring me a shirt. I spilled all over my shirt. Come now. I'm in the office.
I'm there. And her shirt, yellow and new for the school year, had chocolate running down the front with a bunch of strawberry smatterings for highlight.

Today was her first time purchasing school lunch. And her mother never taught her to drink from the chocolate milk cartons without a straw.

And her teachers moved her desk. Why?
Because they said that it would be better for me.
What does that mean? Has she been misbehaving? Non-stop talking? A problem student?

That wasn't the case last year. But all of a sudden her talking switch has been turned on, and every new person she meets tells me "she certainly likes to talk."

And the girl that I know who so badly wants to get to pink, is bumped warning and then informs me:
When my teacher gets mad and says, "Millie this is your warning!", I just cross my eyes like this.
And then she crosses her eyes.

Wish she would do that with me. Instead, I get yelling, crying, screaming, door slamming, apologies that then meld back into our cycle 'o' fatigue. For I am sure that is the cause. Right? Right?

I'm saying right. Cause it makes me feel better. And what if I hadn't been home today?


Mary said...

As a reader I think, great writing! Hilarious story!

As a parent I think, oh no!

Good luck. There but for the grace of God go I. Max starts 1st grade in a couple weeks.

Jacks said...

Mary! My lone reader!! Thanks for the comment. It will be fine, you will be fine, Max will be fine. Remember, boys react differently to such things:)

SMoss said...

I love it. She sounds like she's handling first grade just fine. Hopefully Mommy can relax and enjoy it as well...though I completely understand the panic with a phone call from a school.

GrannyLanny said...

Well, I know where the talking comes from--the Cope genes are kicking in. Your adventures in motherhood will be expanding.

Anna said...

Is first grade any better now? I hope so!