Thursday, June 5, 2014
Last Days of School and General Mommyness
I guess I had never really seen 5th graders in their "natural habitat" and I was shocked at the difference between the behavior I see on play-dates versus how they act when they forget grown-ups are in the room. Their conversations were so different then they had been when they began 5th grade. They are cynical! How does that happen to an 11 year old? And boy - are they obsessed with video games. Quite honestly, it was disturbing. My kids only play on the weekend - they get 2 hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and I worry that that is excessive. We also adhere to the age recommendations so all the chatter about Call of Duty was surprising.
As his graduation approaches, I am becoming more and more aware of this time in my own life. Right here. Right now.