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August 25th, 2015 at 10:10 am

My youngest daughter(10th grade) started her new high school today. I'm nervous right along with her. She was going to take the bus, but there didn't seem to be anyone at our stop, so I drove her. Which is fine, I have no problem with that at all. It just added to the nerves of the day.

I'm more nervous for her than my college daughter! I guess because high school can be so tough. She is already involved with the marching bad, so may have seen a few familiar faces once she was there. It's a big high school of nearly 2000 kids. She had a hard transition last time we moved, although didn't really know the full extent at the time. I'm just hoping this is better and easier!! This school is used to lots of new kids in all grades because we are near a military post. I'm crossing my fingers that is a positive thing!!

Financially, we spent a lot more money again yesterday. My college daughter bought $160 in art supplies for one class! I paid her back. I also ordered two more things on Amazon for her, which cost $37.

Later in the day, I took my youngest clothes shopping. We spent $82 during that trip. I ordered a pair of shoes online for $55, and then a used scientific calculator for $70!

Did you add that up? $374. In one day! The money is flowing out. I'm trying really hard not to find other reasons of my own to spend. With a new home to live in, it is so tempting. So far so good though!

8 Responses to “Nervous!”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    I hope she has a good first day!

  2. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    Hoping that she had a good first day!!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Aw, my heart goes out to her! That's a tough age to navigate a new school. But it should help that she won't be the only new kid.

  4. Ann Link Says:

    One thing that has cured me is the prices of new . I think to myself I have that, it may be old but decent. Buckeye

  5. bruceeatchel07 Says:

    She would do great. Looks bit tough for someone so young but it will add up to her confidence level for sure.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope she had a great day!

  7. My English Castle Says:

    I'm always more nervous for my daughter than I would be for myself. I hope you found something to distract you during the day. And I hope she had a good day!

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    Turns out she did have a pretty good day. First days are so full of rules that they can be a bit boring. She had band, with many people she already knew. She met someone who is also new (and going leave before this year ends (my heart goes out to her!!). They chatted about some things in common at lunch (which I think is always the worst!). So it was a good day!

    @MEC, I did talk to a friend on the phone this afternoon and did several loads of laundry...and started a movie. So yes, I did find distractions, but there were tears, too. It seems harder this year...must be that college age daughter who isn't home.

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