Just got back from a parent-teacher conference. Geez, our kid is brilliant. He’s in third grade now; scoring at the top at everything; behaving; getting along well with other kids; sweet; and the teacher occasionally asks him if he’ll be a crazy inventor when he grows up, because he’s inventive.
I can just see it now….With that hair always in cowlicks because he forgets to brush it, his Gen-X parents into stuff like goth, steampunk, D&D and unconventional sleep times/schedules–our little boy growing up into one of those begoggled steampunk turn-of-the-century inventors.
Like, say, Jasper Dale on Avonlea, my favorite character on that show, by the way. Forget his social awkwardness and stutter–Jasper is smart and hot. (Hey, look, somebody else agrees with me!)
We stopped spanking our son a few years ago, and yet he still is well-behaved for teachers and most other adults. Every year he gets such praise from his teachers. His parents were both social misfits (still are), yet he’s doing fine. How did that happen? His parents both had “issues” in school, yet he’s doing well. How did that happen?
And yet, with how well this one’s turning out, we’ve been unable to have more children…..What a frickin’ shame.