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.