Cruise Back-to-School

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By: Cruise

I can’t believe it is the first week of school! I might cry just like all of you kinder-parents. My baby will be a freshman, and thinking back to our ‘back-to-school’ prep-mode, I realized how smooth things became for us by implementing a few simple to-dos. Hopefully, these tips can help you too!




Cruise (Mom)

Q: What would you say is your biggest role as a mom during the back-to-school season?
A: To keep my kid sane. *Laughs* AND to keep sanity in my house. Period.

Q: If there is any process that could be made easier on you in preparing for these few weeks, what would you want to see changed?
A: Seeing my child go to bed sooner so that she gets enough sleep!

Q: We hear you have a daughter, Kaela, who is going to be a freshman in high school this year. What are you most nervous about?
A: I’m most nervous about our family being able to keep up and to help her with her academics, extra-curricular activities, and social life. It’s tough knowing your baby is going to high school.

Q: What is the most memorable thing Kaela has done in preparing for going back-to-school?
A: One of the most memorable things was when she was little, probably around second grade, and she wanted to buy school supplies for her friends so that they would all have matching school supplies. She also wanted to buy them supplies when she thought her friends’ parents wouldn’t be buying any school supplies for them.

Q: What do you think will be the biggest difference in having a daughter moving up to high school?
A: The Boys. I also won’t be able to be as involved in the school.

Q: Too funny! That was our next question. High School Boys… Is this a concern?
A: High school boys in general being around my teenage daughter. That is my concern.

Q: What is your best piece of advice for parents of kids entering Elementary or Middle School?
A: Nobody’s perfect. Remember that when you’re dealing with your kid, as a mom or dad yourself, the teachers, etc. Just do the best that you can! Just remember that it’s okay to cry. I’ll probably cry again seeing my daughter go off to high school.

Q: What is your best piece of advice for parents of kids entering High School?
A: Stock up on the wine early! (just kidding) *Laughs* I don’t have the answer to that yet! Can anyone else help me?*

Kaela (Daughter)

Q: If you could make going back to school easier by changing one thing, what would you do?
A: Always do your homework when you get it. Don’t stall.

Q: What is the funniest or most memorable thing your mom has done in preparing for going back-to-school?
A: She set up a planner for me. Every day I had a section for each class. That was the most helpful.

Q: What has been your favorite memory in all of the years you’ve gone to school?
A: Kindergarten naptime…haha just kidding…Seeing all my friends after a long summer.

Q: What is the most exciting thing to you about heading to high school?
A: Picking out my electives. I picked theater.

Q: What have you been involved with in school before? Are you planning to join any clubs or activities?
A: Student council, musical sing-along club, C-squared culture of kindness, literature group, anime club, National Jr. Honor Society, drama club, and maybe more that I plan to join.

Q: Are there any cute boys?
A: tons ;)…just kidding, only my babe.

Q: If you could give younger students any piece of advice for this upcoming school year, what would you say?
A: Be prepared and respectful to your teacher. First impressions on your teacher is very, very important.


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