When making friends, tell them your weight

14 May

I cannot believe it’s Friday. I don’t know what happens to the days or weeks anymore…they seem to fly by in a blur and before I know it, it’s the middle of May! We started the week off with Ava’s first day at her new school. I was really nervous Monday morning. She has been so excited and so brave about the whole situation that I was really waiting for the impending breakdown or fear or something.

Monday morning came and she was excited as ever. Bouncing off the walls at 6:30 in the morning and so excited for school. As I was doing her hair she quieted down a little bit. She said to me, “Mom, it’s okay if people be nervous about making new friends, right?” So I explained to her that everyone is nervous when they start something new and have to meet new people. I told her starting a new school and meeting people wasn’t any different from introducing herself to everyone at Target (and I do mean everyone at Target). I told her that all she had to do is just introduce herself and ask their name.

We show up at her school and she’s sticking close to me, holding my hand. When we first arrive there was a mix-up about which classroom she’d be in and so I was trying to get everything sorted out. We were in her classroom and I was talking to the teacher and I feel her let go of my hand. I kept talking and in the background I hear, “Hi. I’m Ava. I’m 4 and I weigh 42 pounds. What’s your name?”

Maybe I empathize because I was the new kid so many times growing up, but I was so proud of her. I could feel her nervousness and I was so proud of her for letting go of my hand and taking the step of introducing herself on her own. It was brave of her. Life is good.


8 Responses to “When making friends, tell them your weight”

  1. 1 Funky Woman May 14, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    How sweet is that! I sure hope for a good transition for her, but it sounds promising so far!

    Can you see us ast adults introducing ourselves and our weight! We would all lie thats for sure!


    • Janice May 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      She’s still loving it! And yes…I would totally lie.

  2. Heather May 14, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    I love that story. Ava is such a champ. She adapts so well to all situations. We could all learn a thing or two from that precious little girl.

    • Janice May 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      Thanks Heather…I learn alot from her. 🙂

  3. Tricia May 14, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    Hi, I’m Tricia, I’m 33 and I weigh 33 lbs. Ha ha! Love it, Ava is the best! Glad she’s starting to make friends at her new school!

    • Janice May 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      Hahaha…awesome. How was McGrath SB?

  4. Erica May 16, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Oh that is just so cute.

    • Janice May 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

      Thanks E. I thought so too!

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