Oldest daughter is starting 7th grade this year. Tough time for kids & parents, alike. We attended an "Open House" last night and the teacher handed us a piece of paper and asked that we read it with a picture of our child in our head.


What is a middle schooler,
I was asked one day.
I knew what she was . . .
but what should I say?

She is noise & confusion.
She is silence that is deep.
She is sunshine & laughter,
or a cloud that will weep.

She is swift as an arrow.
She is a waster of time.
She wants to be rich,
bu can't save a dime.

She is rude & nasty.
She is as polite as can be.
She wants my guidance,
but fights to be free.

She is aggressive & bossy.
She is timid & shy.
She knows all the answers,
but still will ask, "Why?"

She is awkward & clumsy.
She is graceful & poised.
She is ever changing,
but do not be annoyed.

What is a middle schooler
I was asked one day.
She is future unfolding.
Do not stand in her way!