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A minor miracle

W. sat down and had a real conversation with me tonight. Since he is 15, this is quite an event. I don't know if his dad had a talk with him or not, and I don't really care. We chatted like two buddies, and he even made comments about my work, acknowledging that he knew what I did for a living! Very nice.

He got his report card today. He is still having ups and downs--a 77 in geometry, a 98 in business computers, and every grade in between. Our report cards have little codes that a teacher can stick in to make a more personal comment about how your kid is doing such as "Makes an Excellent effort" or "Shows Positive Attitude" I really like that, because it gives me a little more insight into how things are going. I wish I had codes for my progress reports instead of having to write them out.

I think it would be great if there were little codes for life: "Made a great dinner tonight" (I'd never get that one), "Smile made my day" We could read our little codes on our personal code devices at home, and enjoy knowing how we were doing. I'd hope they would be mostly positive. I think I would give W a code of "Made excellent effort to get along with mother" tonight.

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scienceguru
Sep. 30th, 2002 09:25 pm (UTC)
Warm fuzzies...
Yay!

gurdonark
Oct. 1st, 2002 04:39 am (UTC)
Both your kids would perpetually get marks from me like:

'underappreciated at home'
'need more time with uncle'
'hiking-deprived'
'law school material' and
'deserves a trip to CiCi's pizza'

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