We all go through that awkward stage sometime between 5th and 8th grade. It's when bodies are changing, faces are breaking out, hormones are raging, and you tend to put on a few pounds. I was thinking about that awkward stage because the students Peter will be teaching math to are right there.
All my children went through the awkward stage, and I have pictures to prove it. But I want them to talk to me tomorrow, so I won't share those pictures here. Instead, I'll share one of me in my awkward stage. This is a picture of me in sixth grade. It was my first year as a Highland Park Pee-Wee Football cheerleader. My hairstyle hasn't changed much since 1971.
I shudder at the memories this photo brings to mind. Oh how I would never want to re-live those years. I'm saying a prayer for Peter as he meets his awkward students on Wednesday.