That’s my boy!

My son wrote a very sweet essay about the people and things that made him what he is today.  I thought you all would enjoy these two paragraphs:

I also admire the people in the Marine Corps and the Navy Seals.  They are willing to give their lives to fight for our country.  They have also helped me find out what I want to do in life, which is to become a Marine or Navy Seal.

My country also helped make me who I am today by giving my parents a good job, a nice house, and a nice school.  My country also gave me patriotism.  It also is a free country so I am not a slave, and if I were a slave I would not be who I am today.

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  • Caped Crusader

    What a wonderful lad! I know you are very proud. Let him know it was liberty and freedom that ALLOWED your family all that you have by working hard, since this allows everyone to seek their own level without interference and is NOT a GIFT from the government. I know he knows better, just a poor choice of words, but damn good for Marin county! Keep up the good work!

  • Caped Crusader

    Did that wonderful lad ever wear knickers?

  • Gringo

    Your instructing him in how to write was not time wasted.

  • Jose

    Good job, Mom!

  • Mike Devx

    How old is your son?  That is concise and very well-written, with two especially admirable grammatical constructs in there that he pulled off perfectly.

  • Bookworm

    He’s 12.  My contribution was to help with the grammar in the second sentence, and to remind him to put commas in the first sentence of the second paragraph.  The rest is his.

  • Danny Lemieux

    You are a very good mother, Book!

  • NavyOne

    Oooo-rrrah! Now tell him to go run ten miles. . .

  • Bookworm

    Does it count, Navy One, that he can hold a plank for five minutes?  He’s also been doing 75 sit ups and 50 push ups a day.  He’s now a skinny little boy with a six pack.

  • Ymarsakar

    Wasn’t this kid like 5 just a few years ago? And weren’t we hearing about his kindergarten non-Montessori transition or something or other…

  • Bookworm

    You have an amazing memory, Ymarsakar.  Montessori is a long time ago.  He’s at middle school now, and doing pretty well.  I still have problems with the public school curriculum, but I’m learning that the values lessons I’ve given my kids seem to stick.

  • Ymarsakar

    I have a low attention span. I jump from topic to topic, in search of new information and new ways of thinking.

     Mr. B probably still thinks this is a fad on his son’s part, but it looks like this one has legs. It’s one thing to talk, but quite another thing to do daily activities in furtherance. This trains the body and mind to combine.

    Conviction has its own gravity well, as people can easily observe in the modern era.


  • NavyOne

    “Does it count, Navy One, that he can hold a plank for five minutes?” Yes! That is great. I am impressed. . .