Thursday, February 28, 2008
A smile on my face
A recent phenomenon has occurred that puts a smile on my face in the middle of the day. My 15-year-old son, who seems to be spending a lot of time in the LIC (formerly known as the library) this semester has taken to e-mailing me in the middle of the day. Just a quick little howdy and occasionally a bit of news, such as the 97/100 he got on the narrative essay he wrote about his broken collarbone for English. I should post it here because it was outstanding. He really got into the narrative style.
The e-mails started last week when he buzzed me to ask if I could bring up some money so he could buy his ticket to the winter dance. Since it's the Sadie Hawkins dance, he didn't need the money after all. But here are some pics from the evening, first with his good buddy Jake (aka Big Man), sporting their matching metallic ties, and his lovely date, Marissa. Most of the freshmen girls and and boys basketball teams went together as a big group. I've only ever seen the girls in basketball uniforms or sweats. They looked beautiful. But I'm so glad I don't have to deal with all the girl stuff. I'd be horrible at that.