She’s in junior high and she’s learning that it is nothing like elementary school. Just the other night after hours of homework she was taking a break on the chair next to me. I could see her exhaustion. I asked if she wanted to go back to 6th grade. With just the slightest hint of a smile she said yes. 6th grade was easier. She was always with her friends. And she admitted to missing recess. Growing up can be hard!

Luckily she hasn’t outgrown swimming with the family after dinner – her time is just a little shorter because of homework! (And speaking of homework – what teacher gives homework on Fridays?! All the hours of homework during the week weren’t enough…you wanted to take their weekend as well? Let them be!)