When I came across this the other day, I thought how very true it was.
This past year, we have really seen herself and her friends change. They are growing up they have hormones running havoc and this makes for some very emotional times.
She started her last year in Primary like any other year, but this was soon to change, her BFF, who she had been friends with since they were in Reception was no longer her BFF, the world ended. In turn everyone in the class who were BFF’s slowly stopped. They were changing, whether this was because they all knew that one day soon, they would be saying goodbye to each other and going on their way to their new beginnings in Secondary School, or they just had nothing else in common, I do not know. I was talking to the Head Teacher one day, as we had some other more serious issues, and she said it is so common to see this in Year 6.
It broke my heart seeing my daughter so miserable and upset she was every day. Every day I would let her get it out of her system and she would talk to me, cry and we would hug for ages, and every day I would tell her it was her friends loss. I explained, that people come into our lives at different times, she will have more best friends, some will stay, some will go. She is so special in so many ways, and she was popular and had loads of friends.
I wanted her last year to be special, to look back on happy memories, but it seemed the whole class were going through similar. Luckily, she realised in her own time and own way, that they were never going to be BFF’s anymore, but that was ok, they got back to being friends, and happiness was resumed.
I would not go back to that age for anything, the trivial things seem so major at that age.
Luckily, although she is nervous about starting her new school, as it is going to be so different to what she is used too. She is looking forward to it.