Ah, the joys of middle school life. Is anyone else out there in the midst of it? It’s a really complex time for those kids. And they might be, possibly, out of their minds. Helplessly so.
Anyway, the scene: Gavin, my 6th-grader, comes to me in the morning. He needs me to write a note giving him permission to ride the bus to a friend’s house after school.
That he comes to me with a Post-It Note we’ll ignore.
As I’m about to write the brief note, he says, “Don’t try to write anything funny.”
Because parents can be so painfully embarrassing . . .