Goodbye Summer – Hello Middle School


We ended the summer with our yearly trip to Knoebels Amusement Resort.  We have been traveling to Knoebels for 11 years, bringing friends or family with us each time.  We love it there!

Psor Sisters Knoebels Trip

We were safely in our caravan of 3 cars, 6 Adults and 6 children when we got news that there was an Earth Quake here on the East Coast.  That seemed to have started our crazy weather here.  Over the next few weeks we would add Hurricanes, Tornado’s and massive flooding to the end of summer festivities.  What a crazy ending to a great trip. Sadly, Knoebels was devastated by the latest flood but will bounce back, making next years trip even more meaningful!

School started on August 29th

I can’t believe that I now have a child in Middle School!  I am so excited for her but really don’t feel it can be possible.  Moving on to Middle School means a whole new school and lost more friends.  For a “Tween” with Psoriasis, I assumed this new environment would be good.

Katelyn has been in remission (other than her scalp) and doing really well. I was picturing a blank slate … Katelyn wasn’t.  The anxiety of starting Middle School was that her new teachers wouldn’t know about her psoriasis.  I think she always felt safe with those who knew and could understand when she was feeling self conscious or having discomfort.  Middle School is such a delicate time for a little girl – maybe I am more nervous than excited now!

For Carly, she’s such a big girl in 3rd Grade.  In our school 3rd grade opens you up to activities and playing instruments.  I now have two violinists in the family!  Carly absolutely LOVES her new teacher and has been keepingme busy with her many activities.

Before the weather gets too cold here on the East Coast, we are planning one last trip.  We plan to meet another Psoriasis Family at the Philadelphia Zoo in just a few weeks.  I am very excited to meet them but even more excited for the girls to meet them.  Kids always find such comfort in those they can relate to!

One Reply to “Goodbye Summer – Hello Middle School”

  1. Hello,
    My husband and daughter both have psoriasis… my husbands in mostly on his elbows and knees but our 11 year old daughter’s is covering 95% of her body currently and her hair is falling out. She was just put on Humira injectable a few weeks ago. She just started middle school this September and has only been in school about 2 weeks. She is having issues with the other students bullying her (whispers, pointing, laughing, unkind words, and avoidance.. the newest issue is the rumor that she has AIDS).. I noticed we live about 45 mins away in Hatboro and was wondering if there was a way to get our girls together to meet. Our daughter has never met another child psoriasis. My husband did not have psoriasis until he was in his 20’s so she has no one to relate to. My email is above please contact me via email and hopefully we can make arrangements. She has also applied to become a youth ambassador with The National Psoriasis Foundation (which is where I heard about your daughters). Thank you . Kristy

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