Tuesday, May 10, 2016

So I’m Going to See the Chattanooga Lookouts Tonight!


When you become a parent you come across these proud moments with your children that just make you smile and warm your heart. Today I have one of those stories for you as last week my son came home with a note in his book bag. Now to fully understand my son you have to know the whole story. He’s a sponge. He’s too smart for his own good and possibly the worst part about it is that he knows it. His teacher’s only complaint, granted this is Kindergarten we’re talking about here, is that he has far too much energy. He has that energy because he’s bored. The teacher sent home a list of reading words he was going to learn the first week of school and he rattled them off like he knew them his entire life. The teacher then put him in an accelerated group in school and long story short she sent home the list of first grade work and words he would have to learn by the time he was done with the grade. Again, rattled them off like he knew them all along.

So you have to understand how my heart dropped when he said “Dad I got a note sent home today from my teacher.” He was quick to point out that it was a “good note” and when I read the note my heart sank again, but for an entirely different reason. Each class teacher picked one student that was “most improved” and they picked my son, Evan. His prize was a ticket to the Chattanooga Lookouts game tonight, a free hot dog, a free drink and he will be in a pre-game parade on the field.


I’m not bragging I am just overwhelmed with pride for my son and I had to share it with you guys. I’ll go quiet tonight and I may be a bit quiet tomorrow as I catch up but I just had to share this. #OneProudDad. 

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