Tuesday, October 9, 2012

moment of pride

I don't talk about my kids much (do I? I don't think I do...) I have three beautiful kids (two girls who are quite grown, not really kids) whom I love very much (duh, what kind of mother would I be to say, "I have three kids who are horrible but here they are anyway) but tonight I'm kinda proud of this one.
I wrote his teacher because high school has been a bit challenging and this is part of her response (after the part about what he needs to work on in school): "On another note, what a great kid you have raised! He is kind, has natural leadership abilities that are rare to see, is thoughtful, funny... I could go on and on.  I really like him as a person."  What a nice thing for his teacher to say! And really what better things could be said? I would rather have a teacher say these things, ultimately, than to say that he is a genius but is socially challenged. (I plan on showing him this post by the way.) He's struggling a bit with school as I mentioned, but since the Nobel prize for Medicine was awarded to Sir John B. Gurdon whose teacher said about the future Nobel prize winner (and I quote) "I believe Gurdon has ideas about becoming a scientist; on his present showing this is quite ridiculous; if he can't learn simple biological facts, he would have no chance of doing the work of a specialist, and it would be a sheer waste of time, both on his part and of those who would have to teach him." So there's hope, yeah? (Okay maybe I'm going overboard now.)

Let's see... the next blogger to be awarded the "No... Thank you!!!" award is (yes I know it's really the "Great Comments Award")
Emily from Keeping Time. Emily writes "a series of scenes on life" and I couldn't have said it any better. She writes about her two girls, about waiting for her husband as he completes his service... About life. And she does it all with gentle style. She's also participating in NaBlo so you'll find plenty of action there right now.

10 comments:

  1. Your son sounds like a terrific kid!

    And thanks for your sweet words. Coming here is always fun! :-)

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    1. Well deserved my new(ish) friend, well deserved!

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    1. He is Wesley! I am very fortunate to have such a great kid.

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    1. He is Deloras! Thanks for indulging me!!! :)

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  4. I love that you take such an active role as a parent in your child's education. My father and mother never corresponded like this with any of my teachers. They felt it was a chore to go and meet with them (and I believe this is because truthfully, they didn't want to be parents). It's interesting looking back on that and realizing that my parents did not truly want children and yet here I am. How has that "lack of real love" permeated what choices I have made. I think I turned out all right and truthfully, I got a lot out of my education. But it's fascinating for me to see this kind of interaction on your blog because it seems "alien" to me...like I'm watching it through a telescope and seeing something I've never seen before.

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    1. I don't know exactly what your experience was but I have some idea. My own parents were absent from my life in a different way.

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  5. Well done you on raising a lovely son! And taking an interest in his education, very important, methinks. Hope you having a fab week, my dear! xo

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    1. It is always a good day- which contributes to a good week to have a tete-a-tete, however brief, with you dear!

      Thanks for the kudos. It's just such a job, isn't it? But I have Mo to help me out too! Cheers lovely! xoxox

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