The question is, "How is Amanda doing in high school?"
The answer, I'm proud and happy to say is, very well. She has transitioned better than we expected. She has made friends with both the students and the staff. Her best friend from middle school transferred with her and is providing some consistency and the new activities are both stimulating and challenging her.
She is picking out her clothes the night before all by herself which proves she is more like her mother than me. She is being a constant help at home now with laundry and the kitchen, both of which are a joy. And finally but certainly not least, she is going to bed earlier than she did during the summer.
While all this is very positive I still have to say the best part is how each morning on the drive to school she and I rock it out. She has a playlist of One Republic, Little Mix, DJ Snake, Paramour and just for a southern twist, Toby Keith.
We go to Starbucks and get her apple juice along with my Grande Pikes Place in a Venti cup and then we go onto school. This allows us most of the playlist which she sings along with. It puts us both in a great mood.
She is currently bragging about her perfect attendance of 10 days and looking forward to her first field trip.