November 3, 2010

Making the grades

Hello!!!  I'm here (see me waving?)!

I've not fallen off the face of the earth, contrary to popular belief.

I've things to say - but I'm in limbo over here.  I'm just waiting for a few things to resolve themselves.  Some I may be able to blog about; others I won't (only because it's work crap and nothing you'd really be interested in). I figure I'd rather wait and present you with the "finished" product on some of this and I don't want to jinx myself on the other part.  (and before you ask - no, it has nothing to do with the job search or business start up for Hubby, unfortunately).

Since I am here though, I will brag just a little bit if you don't mind.  Man-Child received his report card today - the first one of his junior year.  Can you guess why I'm bragging?  (Why can't I download ANY pictures today? Just pretend you see a picture of a report card here.)

Yes, yes, I know lot's of kids get all A's.  But y'all this is HUGE!  Man-Child hasn't done this since 4th grade, y'all.  Seriously.  And not because he couldn't get all A's - he just wouldn't.  He had this thing about not turning in his homework.  It seriously drove me bananas.  He would ace the tests, make beautiful grades for classwork and participation - but the homework (or lack of it) would bring his grades way, way down.

It drove me crazy!!  We tried everything.  Bribery.  Threats.  Punishments.  Begging.  Pleading.  Lecturing.  Everything.  Nothing worked.

Oh, his grades weren't anything to be ashamed of - but we knew he was not reaching his full potential.

We started to see a turn around in this trend when he started high school.  But Spanish was holding him back.  He just couldn't get it enough to pull an A in that class (and I don't blame him, I couldn't even pass Spanish, much less get an A in it).  But two years of a foreign language is a requirement for graduation.

But this year?  This very important year (where grades get sent to colleges) he is (so far) pulling down a 4.0 GPA.  And this mom couldn't be happier.

Hopefully, this trend will continue - because he is finally reaching his full potential.


  1. Yay for MC! Good for him. :)

  2. Wow! Way to go, MC! I'm damn proud of him, too!

    Shows how perfect a mom you truly are.

    What? We're not talking about you? Are you sure??

  3. This is awesome - I have a teen that just started high school and she is struggling like never before. It's tough -

    Love to you
    I've Become My Mother

  4. Making us proud is so simple really. Congrats to MC - well done!!

  5. Hooray! I never accomplished straight A's, not even one semester in high school! Woo hoo! BIg happy smile sent to your son! :-)

  6. That's awesome! I'm sure he's as proud as you are. Congrats!

  7. Thats great news, well done Man Child :O) Xxx

  8. Well done to MC! You have every right to feel proud.
    I hope the work issues get resolved soon. x

  9. Wow this is so wonderful!! I know how proud you must be!!

  10. I totally know why you are so ecstatic! I would be too (not that I know what it feels like, but I can always imagine!)
    For sure you need to be spreading the word, this is huge!

  11. Yea Man-child! A 4.0 is nothing to sneeze at!!! Keep up the good work.