September 11, 2008
Our son Dakota is now in sixth grade which in Arizona means that he is no longer in elementary school and is now in middle school. I totally don’t understand the middle school concept. Back in my day we didn’t have a middle school. We kept sixth graders in the grade school. Seventh, eighth, and ninth grades went to Junior High then there was high school. Of course in my day we had to walk 20 miles in the snow to get to school and we didn’t have spiral notebooks. We used ink wells and wrote with our fingers in the air. Ok that last part was made up just for the benefit of my children who still think that my high school sweetheart grew up and married Noah because he had a boat. I have a long history with this middle school and very little of it is good.