I knew the transition to middle school wouldn't be easy for JR. She worried about it all summer. And there were some legitimate reasons.
It's a big, noisy,crowded middle school that's a far cry from her small, insular elementary school. She's small for her age. Her best friend from school is not there with her. Changes, changes.
JR has complained about her locker--she's having trouble with the lock. She's kvetched about how some of the classrooms are too warm and others are too cold. She doesn't like the smell in the gym--and that's before they've really had a chance to get sweaty in it. She commented last night that she is bored most of her classes--well, that's what you get when you take fewer honors classes than you're capable of.
This morning it was that the bus was too noisy. And she wanted me to drive her to school. Which is fine. I drove SC to school every day when she was at the same school and I'd offered to do it for her in the first place. I'll miss that nice 1/2 hour I was getting to sit with the cats and relax before going to work, but since I didn't expect to get it in the first place, that's no big deal.
But what IS a big deal is the complaints about "my head hurts" "my throat feels itchy" "I feel dizzy" "my nose is running". The nights where she either doesn't go to bed from stalling or appears one hour later with some sort of health issue. The mornings when she's wailing about the same--including this morning when her scene made us late getting out of the house. I think SC made it on time, but JR was in at the very last minute.
I KNOW some of this is allergies. But I don't know how much. Or how bad. Especially since she pulled similar this stuff several days this summer. And one minute she's wailing, the next she's giggling and doing something fun.
I suspect it's real symptoms being exaggerated. But that doesn't stop me from worrying.
This is the sort of stuff that makes me laugh when moms of toddlers have "issues".
That stuff is a snap compared to this sort of angst.................