When eldest brought home her spelling contract on Monday, we knew she'd have a test every Friday. We were expecting that, too.
Tuesday came and suddenly there was a Religion test on Friday. She would have one every Friday, just like Spelling. This was fine.
Then came Wednesday.
We added one more test to the Friday schedule-Science.
This is what it looked like when eldest unloaded her backpack:
I'm a little tickled that the Science and Religion books happened to be open one on top of the other.
She sat and studied-mostly Science-until dinner time. And even then, she was looking over her notes. Bless her. My heart ached a little. We certainly never had nights like this until later Middle School years.
I usually wouldn't take pictures of her while she was in the middle of studying, but I couldn't resist. She looked so intense. Did you see the books?
And then she told me where I could put my camera.
Kidding, kidding. Eldest would never say such a thing. She was merely making sure I knew about the most recent weather updates. Important thing, the weather.
If y'all could, say a little prayer for my sweet girl? She'll be fine, she'll do great. I just want the adjustment to this new level of work to go smoothly.
It has to be difficult to go from summer mode right into all of these new expectations and responsibilities, but eldest, she's made of tough stuff. She'll get through this, and we'll cheer her on the entire way.
That's what parents do. And I feel like I'm doing a pretty good job these days. Sometimes I think I could be doing more, but then I see this hidden away in one of my daughter's school books.
Maybe we're all going to do great, because right now, I'm feeling pretty darn spectacular.
I'm my daughter's hero.