It's one more beauty of a day here on the Knolltop. This morning has been too busy already!
After I came in from chores, we had to get cleaned up for Jake's student of the month assembly. Then after we heard about what a great kid he was, we went down to the other gym and watched the Jr. High achievement awards. As the awards progressed I was surprised at how many Luke received. When he handed me the bundle of certificates and pins I looked them over and saw that he got an award in every subject! But the one that means the most to me was the citizenship award. One boy and one girl from each grade is picked and voted on by the teaching staff based on the kids attitude, their success as a student and going above and beyond in the school whether it be helping with something or just being cooperative. Luke received that award last year too. This is the award that makes me the proudest. It's so important for our young people to be responsible citizens in their community, regardless of their grades and athleticism.
JW will have an awards assembly this afternoon...so I've got to get my column written before then!
Speaking of the 'Dub', last evening we went to see the high school drama club present "Grease." Acting as Vince Fontaine, JW got to sing Hand Jive. He grabbed that mic stand and went to town singing. Okay, so I'm bragging here....but he didn't miss a note and acted the part perfectly! He wasn't afraid to just lay it all out there and have a good time. I was very proud of him!
He will perform it tonight if he remembers....last evening after baseball practice he got home at about 6 pm. The play was at 7 pm, but I figured he came home to get something or to eat. He and I were visiting about practice and he was so excited because there was an ex-baseball player there who was giving him advice on his pitching. So all he was thinking about was baseball. At 6:25 I asked him if he should be at the school. His eyes got really big and he turned into the Tasmanian devil in a whirl of motion all the while saying, "I forgot about the play! I was too busy thinking about my pitching...Oh crap! I gotta get over there!" And he was out the door in a flash!
How do you forget about something you've been rehearsing for weeks? I just stood there and doubled over with laughter. That is quintessential "JW!"
Better get to my writing!