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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Where Did The Time Fly?

School doesn't start for 12 more days...not that I'm counting! But today was textbook/laptop day at the junior high. Here she is, all decked out. Spirit shirt, 5 huge textbooks that weigh more than she does, and a new laptop backpack. Each child at her junior high receives a laptop. All textbooks are loaded on, homework is completed on the laptop and then emailed to the teacher. Huh? Really? I still remember my type class on a manual typewriter in junior high. I was a top performer. I had lightning speed with that manual carriage return.

Time flew by somewhere between there and now here. Typewriters to laptops, worlds apart, and yet they somehow look the same. 12 more days...not that I'm counting. But then again, looking at her on the brink of more independence, maybe I am.

8 comments :

penny said...

Samantha you go girl......You are going to have an awesome year. Ask your mom what a rotary phone is and an 8 track tape, she can tell you about them while she explains about her typewriter : ) ( she might also have some stories about "thongs" )

Straight Fancy said...

Wow, very high tech!!! I picked Madi up from school yesterday and the kids all looked so big. (7th & 8th grade boys, yikes!) Madi and Sami are going to have a ton of fun with the extra responsiblities and freedom that middle school brings. (Hopefully not too much fun though)

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

WOW!! Email the homework to the teacher- unreal!! That's one awesome school, every child with a laptop!! How cool! Anyway, we are right there with ya, counting but not too!! It's wonderful for them, but sad (some days :) ) for us! Have an awesome first day to all your girls (and you!!).
Love ya-
Candy

Becky Leland said...

Lisa, Samantha in jr. high - growing way too fast. Before you know it she will be graduating from high school. Enjoy every minute!

Love y'all!

Bethie said...

I would like to take a moment of silence to remember the pencil. Poor little pencils. no one uses them anymore. Except me, but they have to be mechanical. *sigh* Moment over. Technology is beautimous.

Bethie said...

I would like to take a moment of silence to remember the pencil. Poor little pencils. no one uses them anymore. Except me, but they have to be mechanical. *sigh* Moment over. Technology is beautimous.

Kerri said...

I'm right there with ya!!! My oldest son, Whitney, started middle school this past Monday and it was all so overwhelming. Where did my baby boy go? And why do the 8th grade girls look so...so..."mature"???

Madi said...

Hey, I'm in Junoir high TOO! You still have to remember me!