Me in a Tree

Archive for August, 2012


This time of year always induces a big ol’ knot in the pit of my stomach. I’m not sure if it goes back to my own years of schooling when I would become increasingly nervous about the forthcoming first day of school or it’s just the newness of the present situation.

Great waves of anxiety would wash over me the last two weeks of summer, stressing about who might be in my class, would I have any friends this year, will I do well in school, etc, etc, etc. Yes, I’m a worrier. Thankfully, my own kids seem to take the whole thing in stride. I try not to mention the knot in my own stomach so I don’t invoke the same lifelong feelings of angst in these carefree humans. It’s always best for parents not to impresses upon their children their own fears. After all, just because I failed or succeeded at something, doesn’t mean any one of my own children will have the same failures or successes.

Happy School Days!