Seeing as my advice post to my son about starting junior high resonated with so many readers, I asked a friend to write a counterpoint to his daughter about what it was like for him to be a preteen boy in 7th grade.
Matt from Running Off at the Mind did not disappoint.
While I got to talk about my experience being a hormone-crazed girl who thought about boys 23 hours out of any typical day, he confirmed to his daughter, me, and every other female what we always sort of suspected: Boys don’t always think as much as we do…about anything.
To quote Matt,
7th grade, huh? Wow, that’s kind of a big deal. You know what? I sucked at 7th grade. I was horrible at it. You may find this hard to believe, but I was sort of obnoxious. All my friends were desperately trying to be cool and I still wanted to ride my bike in a circle and spit out sunflower seeds (yeah, I was that kid).
Listen, sweetie, here’s the one thing you need to know about boys:
You can read the rest of Matt’s sound advice over on his blog. Read his post and give him some likes or comment love if you can relate.
I’ll be the first to admit that women are crazy, but I would agree with Matt that men are (generally) idiots.
Good luck, kids, as you embark on a new school year and a new chapter – however awkward – in your life.
Written by Heidi Woodard