Comments: Middle School Crazy

Can't wait to see their version!

Posted by Peggy K at March 9, 2013 06:05 AM

You must ask me to come to some of these. I would love for my boys to see Bones singing. Music is in their blood as well...

Posted by vwbug at March 9, 2013 06:34 AM

If it's an arts high school as well, then it should be as similar as it can be when you have American High School. Much more so than MS (as you well know) he'll have drama - and not the class kind.

Only now the dating thing will be an imperative. Kids will be finding their "voice" as it were, who they are in common parlance. Which is the source of a lot of HS drama from what I saw while my kids were going through it as I observed their friends.

I had a great time in high school as a band geek. I played trumpet in the marching band, a dixieland band, for theater presentations of musicals, in a pop band that played at private parties, and was the drum major. It was great fun and no slushies. ;)

My daughter and son were their own people and enjoyed HS. If he is as well, he'll do fine. It seems the kids who get all twisted up in knots about what other people think of them seemed to have the most problems. I never cared and, surprise, my kids never cared, and we all had a good time. Not flawless, but good time over all.

If he's comfortable in his skin, he should have a great time. Especially if it's an artsy school like middle school.

My son rode the short bus to kindergarten. He was one of "those" kids. Other parents wouldn't let their children play with him. We accepted his issues and worked with him and the school system to get him what he needed. He graduated HS in three years, doing his junior year in his first semester and his senior year in his second semester of his final year. And he completed his Eagle project during that year. And he was the secretary of the OA lodge that year. And he was a systems administrator for a local city that year. And he had an active social life. I don't know how he did it, that ability did not come from me. But we accepted his issues, worked with the system, and he overcame his issues. And now he's a CPT in the AF now and doing just fine. Some parents refused to accept the issues facing their kids and things did not go well.

So, with you accepting and working with him, he should do well. Short and long term. He's got you and your husband, his brothers, his cousins and aunts. In short, he's got a great, close family and he should be fine. Not perfect maybe, but fine.

Posted by marcus erroneous at March 9, 2013 09:58 AM

The Drakies do an excellent version of that song, though that should be expected because the are actually from South Africa!

Posted by Web at March 11, 2013 09:16 AM