Thursday, May 20, 2010

Update

Whew. Yep, that is the word for the week. Why does the school year fall apart when it is almost over? Had a conference with the boys "team". That is what they call your child's teachers in middle school. Actually, correction, I met with three of them today. Good news, no Algebra 1 next year. His math teacher was on the same page as I was. Also, his ELA teacher thinks that the kids just rushed through the EOG's and the retest will be better. Glad she is staying positive. I know she was as surprised by those bad results as the parents all were. Warning for those of you with kids....something happens to them in the seventh grade, and they don't give a crap about homework or tests or anything other than socializing. I know, I know....tell you something positive right? I have nothing right now. Oh, maybe I do. The boy has been doing a great job working for Landon. His latest accomplishment is driving the drumptrucks around the field while they are being loaded with round bales. He has also run the loader and stacked bales in the barns. It has been hard for me to realize that he is ready for more responsibility, when he has been neglecting other areas of his life, such as school work. On the farm front it finally rained! And to borrow a line from a song "rain is a good thing"!!!! The ground was hard, dry and cracked before the rain came. I was so proud of the boy the other day when someone asked why he wasn't at youth anymore. He proudly replied, "I have been working for my dad!" Yep, working. Not sitting around texting people all evening. Some may want to take notes.

5 comments:

Nancy M. said...

That's great that he's been helping his dad out like that!

Shannon said...

It really has been Nancy! And what boy doesn't like driving huge equipment?

Marel Lecone said...

Seventh grade sounds scary; but, I'm glad that your boy is working so hard for dad. That has to be a real sense of accomplishment for everyone. Hoping all is well. :)

Shannon said...

Yes, scary is a great word. They get sassy and test everything. I hear it doesn't end any time soon. ;)

raising4boys said...

I don't look forward to Jr. High at all. I think I've told you my oldest doesn't do his work NOW. It is scary. But you are blessed to have the farm to teach him to work hard.

I think they learn in school and just don't want to do the homework. So lets hope if they learn to work hard they will make it in life!