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It is all jalilifer's fault you get this brag!

My youngest finished his first year of high school 2 weeks ago. He took to high school in such a way we had his DNA tested to see if he really was the same kid. Granted we short-changed him in a way compared to the other two. He was so sick for so long and even when we got his health more stable we just didn't expect as much, letting him get away with sliding by on minimum (for this house) grades, meaning he got mostly A's and B's, and only mildly told off for the C's. Like I said, once he was stable we should have stepped it up a bit. That would have been in middle school. But, eh, lazy perhaps? Fearful that he wasn't as bright as the other two maybe? We knew the others had despised the gifted program after they changed teachers and so we thought no reason to torture the child more. In his earliest years he wouldn't have been pulled for it anyway he missed so many classes. Anyhoo ... this year he opted when doing his schedule to take the harder than the basic courses. I was confused. I thought the "academic" classes were basic and the others were the AP classes. Turns out there are 3 tiers of classes, so he chose the middle ones. His final grades were all A's and 1 B. He was *pissed* - at himself. The B came because of a project not turned in. He claims the teacher lost it, I told him (again) he sucks as a liar. I told him he just was not mad enough to have done a 30 point project that the teacher lost. He in fact wasn't mad at all, just terrified when 3rd nine weeks he got a C. Heh. He learned from it though, so good. Anyhow - we all told him he kissed some serious ass this year - woot! 3.8 something GPA. He's continued to mature into a kinder gentler Kevin. More considerate. More appropriate. Happier. The child I had when I went part-time 1 1/2 years ago is so not the teenalmostyoungman I have now. Amazing.


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Jun. 15th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)
Woot! Go Kevie. And yeah, he'll figure out one day he is a sucky liar. LOL
Jun. 15th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
Almost all kids are sucky liars, at least to their parents. (Assuming good parents, not horrid ones.) Many times I let the lie slide by and just wait to tell them I knew they were lying. Part is self-preservation of parental authority as it's always good to have something in your arsenal for when they tell you, "Nu-uh, you don't know when I lie to you." Part is not giving them tips on how to be better liars.
Jun. 15th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
Note taken! LOL
Jun. 15th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
P.S. Did you kill that wicked bitch at work yesterday?
Jun. 15th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
No....that would have gotten me fired. Grr...however, she has hit my give-a-shit level...you know what that means, don't you? ;)
Jun. 15th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
It means ... we get to play with our food before we eat it??
Jun. 15th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
Indeed! Pass the salt and pepper, please.
Jun. 15th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Congrats to Kevin - those are *great* grades. He should be really proud of himself.
Jun. 15th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks! He is proud of himself. :-)
Jun. 16th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
My son did much better in his grades this year, but I think I'd go in shock, stunned mode, possibly blow lightning out my ass if I saw a 3.8 GPA from him -- it would be excellent! He did get a B+ in his math this year, and I consider that an improvement, because he struggles with that subject quite a bit.
Jun. 16th, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
Congrats to your son! Math can be such a troublespot for many. It took until a particular teacher in HS to make math "easy" for me. I was one of those 'new math' experiments back when it first started.
Jun. 16th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
3.8 GPA? Right on! Now he can go be a doctor or bigtime exec. and make lots of money and give you big chunks of it -- awesome!!!
Jun. 16th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
lmao. Sounds good, but unlikely. ;-)
Jun. 16th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
That sounds awsome! Congrats to you guys ^_^

I think a lot of kids change when they move from middle to highschool. In middle school there were always teachers and other staff following you around and giving you a hard time and treating you like you were three and couldn't find the bathroom on your own. In highschool, you come to realise that the teachers don't give a damn whether or not you turn in your assignments or do your homework. They don't have the time to chase you around or bother you for anything. It is a wonderful sense of freedom that makes kids feel a little more like adults, I think.

Jun. 16th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
LOL at that description. However, these HS teachers do care that you turn in your work. It works for Kevin, though. :-)
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