We’ve been getting Chloe ready for school for about a year. Even though she has zero trouble getting up on stage and dancing with the Center Stage Dance Company, she is an introvert like her dad (hi!) and has a hard time with new people, especially in large groups.
Tara has been working with her on her letters, numbers, writing, and coloring. Chloe has gotten really good at all those things, including writing her name. The one thing that she wasn’t so good at, was getting over the anxiety and the fear of being away from her whole world: home.
Chase starts the 9th grade at Enterprise High School this fall. It’s hard to believe that he’s going to graduate in 2023!
Chase will also be in the pit (with the rest of the frosh) playing the keyboard and other percussion instruments…and today was the first day of Band Camp. He arrived at 7:15 am, and I met him at EPAC for freshman orientation at 6:00pm. It was a long day for him to say the least.
When I caught up with him, he was dressed in shorts, a Marvel superhero shirt with his Nashville Preds cap turned backwards, and a neckerchief around his neck. He looked like he’d had quite a day.
“My calves hurt. My heels too.” he said.
As we walked into the EPAC, he continued telling me about his day. I’m not gonna lie, I was feeling a bit nostalgic. Some of my fondest memories are from Band Camp.
Next, we listened to Principle Harrison give his talk about the upcoming school year.
As we grabbed his schedule and walked the halls of this monster of a high school (largest square footage in the state!) I felt another wave of nostalgia.
Make no mistake, my freshman year was awful… but after I joined the basketball, football, and baseball teams I was no longer an outcast and things got a lot better.
That’s my advice to you, son. Try new things. Meet new people. That’s the only way you’ll find yourself!
Tara, your mom, and I are looking forward to being part of this new chapter in your life. We’re proud of you!
Chase has moved from keyboard, and asked to join the drum line!