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Lessons in Mothering from the First Day of School
My daughter started middle school today. Yesterday, over an endless game of War, she confessed her fear: "What if I can't open the door?" she asked, trumping my 10 with a Jack. "I'm not sure I can walk inside. It's so big!" I nodded, thinking back to my own school days. Then, taking her 7 with a queen, said, "You'd be surprised how far a deep breath can take you." Today, I remind myself of this, and remember to breathe. Unlike many mothers, my daughter's first foray in