We are now into our second full week of secondary school and what a difference I have noticed in my daughter already.
She coped really well with finding her way around a new school, she loves going to school and home again on the bus and using her door key to let herself in. She is loving the canteen and buying herself a drink or snack at break time.
She has settled in really well and mixing with both her old friends and new ones she is making, she came home with her predicted grade for English and is top of the class, so a very proud Mum.
I was however, not expecting the following:-
Friday evening, she ask if she can go to her friends house Saturday morning as her friends Mum would be out for about an hour and they can do homework together. I said yes that’s fine, I know her friend and her Mum. She comes home with mascara on and no homework done.
Sunday evening, she says her friend has asked if she is allowed to go into town shopping with her. I know she is going to be 12 in a couple of months, but really, how can she be old enough for this. Her Dad said yes as long as she sticks to rules, so on Saturday I am probably going to be a nervous wreck while they go shopping on their own. Although I am secretly hoping it goes quiet for a while.
Monday, I get a text from her just as she is leaving school, can she bring 2 friends home, I asked if they were coming for tea as well, and she said yes. Queue me going into quick thinking mode going through what I had in to feed 3 hungry girls. I said she could as long as their mums were ok. Luckily one of the girls is my friends daughter, so I did text her quickly to let her know.
This morning, and this is from the child who just shrugs her shoulders and says it is ok, comes down to me and says she can’t find her hair straighteners and she needs it for her fringe.
At least I know she has settled into secondary school life ok, but am wondering what is coming next.