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Monday, August 10, 2009

10 days

This summer has flown by. I can't believe my little baby will be in first grade in 10 more days. It's so hard to believe he's growing up and then in other ways, I'm blown away that he's only 6.

Today when I took him to register for soccer, he also wanted to register for flag football. I asked my friend, who was in charge of the sports camps what each cost and she told us that for soccer it would be $50 but for flag football it would be $65. I instantly knew that was more than we really could afford or should spend.

I tried to make a game out of it for my son and said, "You do the math - what's 50 + 65?"

I was just being flippant.
I never dreamed he'd be able to answer.

You could see his wheels turning, and his mind calculating.

He turned to me and said, "Um, 115 dollars?"

Both my friend and I look at each other astounded.

Yes, that's my son. A funny social silly kid, with a major brain.

I told him we couldn't afford to do both - and he said he would choose soccer because 'it was more fun and less expensive.'

Um - okay 1st grade teacher - you've got 10 days to prepare for this kid! Good luck!!
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