Middle School Drama

The Middle School Midnight Madness. Would you want to be in middle school again? Raging hormones. Spats. Infighting. Silly behavior. No, I didn’t think so.

From my vantage point behind the dinner table I had a birds eye view of the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders milling around the cafeteria waiting to play their games or recovering from playing. As I served pizza and salad I saw small groups and large groups and kids by themselves/ I could not help but think back to my own middle school experience.

My school was 6th grade to 10th grade. All girls. Run by Irish Catholic nuns. Non monsense. No discipline problems whatsoever. No school dances with or without boys. So I have never experienced the boy-girl middle school experience. Let me tell you it is eye opening to watch the drama unfold in middle school. There were no fights or anything dramatic just kids meandering around.

I wonder how this boy-girl stuff plays out in the classroom. Is it tense? Dramatic? Are kids getting in to snits with each other or is it business as usual? I’m not in the classroom, but I have a hunch that the classroom is much less dramatic.

So the evening was fun for my daughter and fun for me…just in different ways.

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