So when a friend mentioned that her 8th grade daughter had high school cheer try-outs last week, I experienced a little post traumatic stress syndrome.
Four years of
dance captain selections,
show choir try-outs,
Not that girl drama was confined to sports and performing arts.
Lunch table selection
Student council elections
Homecoming dance, Women Pay All dance, Prom (pretty much anything that involved a date)
I was thinking that it went away with graduation. Apparently not.
Old friends vs. New friends
And if you watch the Real Wives of OrangeCountyNewYorkAtlantaDCBeverlyHillsNewJersey
(none of which are HOUSEwives or REAL), it does not appear to be something one outgrows.
But we can. And we should.
Love One Another
Turn the other cheek
Do not repay evil for evil
And that is a lifetime pursuit.