Oct 18, 2011
This being my eldest son's final year in high school, he has decided to turn his head on and get good grades. His worst grade is a C+ in Trig, I think. May be honors Trig.... last year, a C+ was his best grade! (Besides band where he always has an A) In fact, this probably stands for the subsequent 3 years.
This boy is smart... dangerous smart. But he refuses to do things he already knows. There's just something there that says, "nope, been there and done that. wont be doing that today." He also had a habit of doing homework, but not turning it in. His mother and I have gone nuts about and over this.... Now, basically at the end of the line, he cranks it up and blows it out. I am proud of him, but knew he could have done this all along. The kicker is, he really isn't putting out much more of an effort.....That's my boy, and I love him to death!!!!
Our youngest is in his first year of high school. He's normally a real good student because he loves to compete. He competes with his brother for better grades and competes with kids in his grade academically as well. He too is real, real smart.... But he has a drive to keep pushing. He's never really been an under dog academically. I hope that he never goes there, but do think he has his brother as a model. This guy can show up late, completely unprepared for an important quiz/test, and just ace it.... That too drives me nuts because I wanted that... I was a bit more like my eldest in regards to school, with one exception. My eldest did his homework and didn't turn it in..... I didn't do my homework.
Both of my boys are good looking, smart, and real good people. They are more than I could ever have asked for, and I owe thanks to my wife for all of the good genetics I guess. (And being a good parent model)
Regardless of what my kids go on to do in life, I just want them to have the level of success that they are happy with. I want them to measure success by their own standards, and not be afraid to go after those standards and goals.
It is just a scary time right now, not knowing what lies ahead for these guys. The current state of affairs regarding the economy and the country have me real concerned.