We let kiddo have a big back to school slumber pool party--11 am Saturday to 11 am Sunday.
Hotdogs for lunch, a ton of pool play, pizza for dinner, more pool play, a gaggle of girls laughing and watching movies at night and back in the pool first thing in the morning.
Kiddo is enrolled in a new program at her school and her bestie didn't enroll in it.
The program is more about creating a learning environment that matches real world experiences and helps with critical thinking. We thought it'd be good going into high school, knowing she wouldn't have classes with at least 2 of her besties for them to get together and bond, going to high school stronger than normal.
They were all great, but man, can they eat!
Who knew teen girls ate even more than the stereotype of teen boys.
It was a major success.
Some of the girls were crashing on the floats the next day, several were late leaving, some begged to stay. One I'm concerned about. I think we'll invite her over very soon for a few visits. There is something nagging at me that something is wrong, and she needs to know she has a safe place to share and get help if needed.
Maybe we should find some cheaper food options next time though. I know it was no less than 36 drinks and 40 mini-bags of chips for 5 girls? and I thought kiddo ate alot. She has nothing on these girls.
The closeness she now has with some of these kids as gotten stronger and I think she's in for a fun freshman year.
I'm looking forward to seeing how she does in this new program. One of her friends mom told us she wanted to take her kid out of the program because she felt it would be so hard on her daughter. I told her that I thought it would be hard initially, but they'd learn so much. She's afraid of bad grades. I'd rather her have bad grades and be learning than good grades and not get anything out of school though.
We shall see....we shall see....
Today she said she was really starting to get excited.
When we got to school though, getting out of the car was a different story. She said "I think I'll just stay in the car a few minutes, I'm nervous"
So proud though, no meltdown, no acting out, just "let me sit a minute" and went on with it happily.