I work with a lot of young moms. Mothers of preschoolers and babies who have yet to experience the anxiety that comes with GRADES!!! So they don't understand my enthusiasm for a great report card. It just plum makes me giddy with pride.
I have to be honest here and tell the truth. I know. I know. I've been "real" the last few posts talking about my past dating adventures, sibling rivalry and motherhood and you learned that I am far from perfect, so brace yourself once again. Oh, how the truth hurts...I'm just going to come out and say it; "I WAS NOT A STRAIGHT "A" STUDENT!!!"
Whew! That hurt a little. In fact if I am totally honest, I will go on to say that I had a tutor my junior year...
Anyone still reading? I know I've let you all down. I know you envisioned me as this spunky, smart, blond with all the answers...wait do the words "blond" and "smart" even work in the same sentence?
Anyway, the truth is, I am a deep thinker, I can worry the mess out of any problem you have, and maybe even come up with a solution. I love to read and write and could literally "B.S." (Excuse my language!) my way through any essay question you sent my way. However, I had two problems in school, (well 3, if you count fear of public speaking) I can't take tests and I can't do math. How I graduated and made it through four years of college, I will never know.
Then I met my hubby. He is a pretty smart guy. However, when it came to he books, he had to work real hard on the reading and spelling. They do say opposites attract, right? I remember the college days, when he helped me struggle through a math equation and I helped him write his papers. Yep! The good 'ol days before we were helping the kiddos with their homework. I'm kind of embarrassed when I say I have had to "google" how to do a 5th grade math problem...they don't send home books anymore.
That being said, I am constantly amazed at my kids. Their personal drive to do their best "blows me away" (to coin a phrase from Jim-Dad). I hardly ever have to get on to them for grades or tell them to do their homework. Truth be told, they are down right smart! Their dad and I look at them, and then at each other and then "shrug." Who knows if it will last. They both might hit high school, and stop caring. But for now, I am going to bask in the glow of what I consider some darn good report cards...
Drum roll please...
Jordan - 5th grade
Language Arts 97
Woo! Hoo! That's my boy!
Kayla - 7th grade
Advanced English 100
Social Studies 92
How does one get 100% in advanced English? I'm pretty proud, can you tell?!
So, I hope you can forgive me for the bragging. It makes this mom's heart smile, to know her children are doing well. We can never know what tomorrow will hold, but for today, this mom's bumper sticker can read; "Mom of TWO Honor Roll students!!!"