Wednesday, September 05, 2007

What a Good Boy, What a Smart Boy, What a Strong Boy

Things I like about my kid:

- While reading over something he'd written for homework last night, he said aloud to himself, "No. That's such a lame sentence."
- He gave said piece of writing for me to read, and when I broke into a grin and raised a hand for a high-five saying, "Woo! Excellent use of the semi-colon," he confessed that he'd run Word's Spelling & Grammer check before finishing. At least he's honest.
- We haven't finished listening to HP & the Deathly Hallows yet (so very close), but yesterday one of the kids in his class deliberately told him one of the major things from the end. The boy said, "I never say this, but I really felt like punching him." While I'm glad he didn't punch anyone, I'm delighted that he can care so violently about a book.

Man, he's a good kid. :-)


BabelBabe said...

i'll punch the kid for him. what a jerk.

Gina said...

Honestly. And he's a new kid, too! Way to try to be cool and make friends.

Jess said...

I like your kid too.

Major Bedhead said...

Oh, that's not cool at all.

Joke said...

But, OTOH, good news on the semi-colon.


Suse said...

A kid in Son #2's class did a similar thing. Bought the book, read the last two pages so he could get to school on the Monday after the release and blab to all first thing in the morning. And he was a new kid too! What's with that kind of attention seeking?

My boy was devastated and like you I was proud of him for caring so very much about a book.

Joke said...

Wow, it's a good thing we plowed through the book during the summer break.

NOS wouldn't've punched anyone, but we would have plotted a Rube Goldbergesque revenge.

Don't ask.


Suburban Correspondent said...

He should have punched him. The kid deserved it.

Caro said...

He uses word? Man, my kids are underachievers. They must take after me.