We had registration too...

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
We had registration too...
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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 1:00pm

This past Thursday I had to take Jacob in for middle school registration.  How is that possible?!?  My anxiety is way up... I'm so worried about everything!  I'm trying to keep it cool in front of him, though.  He's already a bundle of nerves so I certainly don't need to add to that! 

We also went and picked up his band instrument for the year.  He decided to pick band for his elective this year.  He has band camp on Thursday night! 

Here's a pic of him with his new trombone!

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 12:21pm
I cannot believe how fast these kids are growing up! I bet he will have a great year!

I love that he is in band! Being a former band-kid myself.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 12:53pm
I was so excited he picked band too. I played the clarinet from 5th grade until my first year of college. I have such good memories from my band days!

I will admit that I'm a bit nervous about how he'll do. He isn't the most self-motivated child so I can see many arguments regarding practicing his instrument, but I'm trying to be optimistic!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 11:44am

He looks so grown-up, Kristy!  Lucas has band camp tonight also.  Band has really been a great a thing for him, so I hope the same is true for Jacob.  I was really nervous when Alex started middle school, and everything went well, so hopefully the same will be true for Jacob in that regard also.

On the subject of transitions, I got Alex's high school schedule in the mail today.  I'm still really having trouble processing that my baby is off to high school already!  I'm sure he will do fine because he really has matured a lot, but part of me still sees him as that timid little boy who was afraid of his own shadow.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 12:33pm
Ackk- high school?!? It really doesn't seem like he should be old enough for high school! How's he feeling about starting there?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 2:30pm

He's really excited and actually doesn't seem at all nervous.  I imagine there will be some jitters, though, when the day actually comes.  I know there will be for me!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 08-17-2012 - 1:00pm
That's great that he's so confident going into it all. I'm sure he'll do great! I can't tell who's more nervous about middle school- it is a total toss up between Jacob and I! Monday is going to be a rough day I have a feeling. LOL