So... most of you know that I'm a mom... of a wonderful little boy named Hunter. He is the light of my life. Hunter is dyslexic and has had a very, very tough time in school. Well... today was report card day... a day that can usually bring this grown woman to her knees. Normally I'm greeted at the door with a long face and an apology... and it breaks my heart because I know how very hard my little boy works. Well - 3rd grade is looking better!
I was greeted by a bouncing almost-9-year-old this afternoon holding his report card proudly. He was GLOWING!
Language Arts - B Math - B- Science C+ Social Studies - A- Art- B+ Music B Gym A+
WOOHOO... that's a report card worth celebrating! I am sooooo proud I could shout from the rooftops! When I read it I cried... and I hugged him and called both sets of grandparents, aunts and uncles and special friends... all the hard work finally paid off!
thats awesome ! my youngest son struggled so hard through school. no one thought he would make it all the way through school. but i always knew he could do it and encouraged him to just do his best. its hard for a kid to sit through classes when they are ADD . he finished his schooling in job corp and earned a degree in carpentry too.
Congrats to your little boy! Those are grades to be proud of. I'm dyslexic too, so I know it takes a lot of extra work to keep up. I'm sure your understanding and encouragement help a lot, that's something I never had. But, it can be done, I got my Masters in May with a 3.5 gpa, and plan on going back for my PhD in 5-10 years.
Having 3 sons I rasied in the same manner one of mine always struggled in school , (hate to say it but he inherited that from me) so it brought tears of joy to read how proud you were of Hunter. I've been in those shoes too.XXXOOO Good job Mom too for being a wonderful supporting parent!
***Edited By: duchess on 11/11/2006 7:11:26 PM*** Reason: sp
Oh yeah- we had a party... and the party continues tomorrow... I told him that I thought that he deserved a reward for his report card and asked him what he wanted... he said - "all I really want is for you, me and dad to go bowling together"... DONE... so if anyone wonders what we're doing tomorrow... we'll be bowling!
Duchess - thanks for the "good mom" statement. It is truly my favorite title in the world to be his mom. He makes it really easy to be a good mom - because he's such a good kid. The learning disability... well, like I tell him - things won't always be so hard... and right now he's learning to have a better work ethic than most.