As he walked away from me on his first day of middle school, our two perspectives were different…
His focus: what socks and outfit would make him cool that day?
My focus: how did he get so big so fast?
His focus: independence by getting to ride the bus
My focus: how will I still protect him?
His focus: learning how to handle seven different teachers instead of two
My focus: how will I help him with homework, it’s not elementary any longer?
His focus: Instagram with his friends
My focus: how can I keep him innocent on social media
His focus: football, girls and fun
My focus: I’m now the parent of a t’ween (8 and 2-year-old) — MUST STAY FOCUSED!