Middle school can be yucky. I can't say I really remember it being like that, but I'm sure it probably was at times. Girls can be mean. Girls don't usually throw punches with their fists like boys do... they throw punches with their words. Like cut-through-your-heart words that leave marks that last way longer than a bruise. I really don't remember anyone being mean to me, but we also didn't have the technology then of being in so much contact with each other. And some of the technology allows for anonymity, which means someone can say anything they want & then later say it was a joke if found out.
Ummm... no one is laughing?
Maybe I should start over.
Being the MOM of a middle school girl can be yucky. I don't have all the answers, but I do feel like I want to save her from all situations & I know I can't. I know it's my job to help her get through these situations. We all need to go through things. It's how we learn. It's how we learn who we want to spend our time with & who we don't. But at the same time, I really want guns blazing & asses being kicked. Is that so wrong? LOL
And on that note, I think I shall go run & pump some iron. It's a good alternative to being in ass-kicking mode & also a good option for building those "guns" that may need to be blazing at any given point.
But first some scrapbooking. Sigh...
I was going through old photo files yesterday & came across this photo that somehow escaped being put into the scrapbook.
These girls. Just some of the MANY girls I've met over the past 8 years (I think?) of doing Zumba, that have become good friends of mine. Not only is it an incredibly fun class & awesome work-out that would eventually become my job 3 years ago, but it's the reason I know most of the people I spend the majority of my time with outside the gym.
So middle school may have it's share of girls that are sometimes mean, but adulthood (and I use the word "adult" loosely) definitely has it's share of awesome, very nice, ass-kicking women, who I'm lucky enough to have in my life. And as far as "jokes" go... we are hilarious. Like pee your pants laughing. Middle school "jokes"... not so much.
I'm confident though, Bryn will always manage to surround herself with the same awesomeness. She's cool like that...