Ok. I'm being just the ever so hopeful Mom here. But I swear I am just standing on the sidelines, keeping my mouth shut, and hoping for the best. Nichole is having trouble in the EMT program. Not for lack of effort. She's great in the clinicals, but having trouble with the bookwork due to the dyslexia. It's a real struggle for her. So, there is this guy in her class who is making straight A's. Nichole asked him to tutor her. First tutoring session I tagged along as it was Nichole's day to drive us to school. The guy is 28, no major looker, but sweet and kind. And I dunno, just strikes me as the typical geeky good guy. He helped Nichole get a 95 on her last test which brought her average up to a 76 which keeps her in the class. He lives in another small town nearby but told her that his Dad just bought a house on our street last summer. Turns out his Dad is our next door neighbor. lol AND this guy was at his Dad's today and came over to say hi to Nichole. They visited on the front porch while Aubrey played outside. And boyfriend is being as big an arse as ever, worse actually. I'm not necessarily hoping Nichole and this guy hook up. But I am hoping she can see there are plenty of decent good guys out there who think she's a great person and would be interested. Right now they're just friends and classmates. I think there are two huge reasons Nichole is still with boyfriend. 1. She's afraid to fly the nest and support Aubrey alone. And 2. she believes no other good guy is going to be interested since she has a child. I had to chuckle after she told me he came over today. His Dad is married to a woman who is only a year old than he is. I haven't seen him over there all summer. And suddenly today........Well, lol. You get the idea. I think he may be a leetle sweet on Nichole. Fingers crossed some good will come from this friendship on more than one front.