Crazy Kids

Middle School

My Joonie began 6th grade today, and she is very happy to finally be there. She's always been treated like the baby in the house (for some reason), so this has given her a much-needed boost in making others see that she's truly an independent, free-spirited tween.

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Besides, would a baby start their own flip-flop business? That's what she and a friend of hers did this summer, calling themselves "The Glitz Girlz."

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They sold a few pairs and then retired.

Maybe her 6th grade sewing class will inspire her to start a new business next summer. Either way, I'm very proud of my baby girl.


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Okay, I'm very proud of my very mature Sophie.

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  • Anja

    Dear Sophie, Good Luck ! …and best wishes for the new school year.
    Dear Paulette, look out for a letter. I sent it last Monday.
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland von Anja

  • Lynn

    It seems that Sophie has inherited some of your creative talent Paulette! Those flip flops were an awesome idea.
    She is a lovely young lady and I too can see a change in her over the summer.
    Good luck to you this year Sophie. I hope it’s an enjoyable one.

  • Leslie

    They change so much in middle school. My son is a 7th grader this year and it amazes me how he changes each year. Sophie is looking so grown up in her latest pictures.

  • Cathryn

    WOW. I just can’t believe how grown up she looks. Sigh… time goes by so quickly. TFS the pics. They were absolutely wonderful. Cathryn

  • Margaret

    Ah, the rite of passage to middle school. Sophie looks so grown up now — love her bangs btw! And love those All Stars shoes! lol! That flip flop business looks so neat! Good luck to Sophie in middle school!

  • joanntx

    ah, sophie, i am the youngest in my family and trust me! no matter how old we get we are always our mom’s “baby”! one day you’ll understand.
    but for right now, enjoy middle school and all the new friends your make and the old ones you’ll keep!
    exciting times are still ahead!
    ps… my favorite picture of sophie was her halloween picture….queen of hearts!

  • Tracy

    I have an 11-year-old (Sophia) who will be starting middle school on September 6! Your Sophie had a short vacation, as I remember your post about the last day of 5th grade was the same day as my daughter’s last day of 5th grade. Good luck to Sophie in middle school!

  • Sheryl

    Congrats to Sophia on starting middle school. Hope you have a great year.
    Don’t you love the tween and teen age years Paulette???

  • Laura

    Best wishes for a great new school year! It’s a shame they have to start so early though. My boys start Tuesday. I remember when I was in school, we didn’t start until after Labor Day and finished Before Memorial Day.

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