Last night I sat down with my oldest to help him figure out his school classes for next year. He wants to take some Honors and AP classes. He thinks he should have taken them this year too, but his counselor didn't talk to us about them or let us know he could take them when we went in to get him registered. Dang it. Anyway, it makes me feel so old trying to help my child try to figure out what he wants to do with his life and help him chose classes that will help him in that direction. I'd like him to be able to be taking college classes in his Junior and Senior years, so he picked a second year of Spanish and an economics (required for graduation) class for his extras. He wants to take Honors English and AP Social Studies. Then he'll take Geometry. He doesn't enjoy math that much.
I know he is young, and maybe it's because of my teenage years wasted that I push him so much, but I want him to work hard now, so he can play later. The playing he can do later is going to be so much more fun that the playing he can do now. Vacations, boats, toys, etc. Compared to sitting around playing games on the tv. I just want him to be successful and want to help him in all I can do to make that happen. He's a really great kid and so I feel a heavy weight to make sure I don't let him down during this important time in his life.
When did I become so responsible???