Im so excited...Jamie passed all his entrance tests!

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by DammitJanet, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Jamie called me today to tell me he passed all his entrance exams and will be starting college in January. This is such a huge step for him. He always said he would never go back to school.

    I did have to laugh with him because when he went to take the first set of tests he went in blind. Oh they gave him a book to study from since he has been out of school so long but he figured he was now experienced in writing and that he could do basic math just fine, well no problem right? Wrong! He passed the English portion of the test with flying colors but when he started on the math..well, there was a problem. He said he held his hand up and told the teacher that there must be something wrong because there were letters mixed in with his number...lmao. He always was the class clown. So he had a week to study and go back and retake the tests...he had to pass 5 parts and he did it! He is so proud of himself.

    Its going to be hard on him to do online school plus work a full time job PLUS be a dad. His job isnt just a 40 hour week either. Sometimes he is on call for days at a time. I just hope his wife wont throw a fit when he isnt able to just be at his beck and call anymore. When he is home he will need to study and do school work on the computer. You cant do that plus take care of kids after working all day. Well you can but he shouldnt have to when she doesnt work.

    Im pretty happy.
     
  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    What wonderful news! He's really moving along nicely and doing very well! I wish him the best!
     
  3. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Yeah. My youngest two have also gone back. difficult child is studying wildlife management and easy child starts in January pursuing a degree in early childhood ed. I know you are proud of him.
     
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    Way To Go Jamie!!! Woot!

    You must be so proud Janet, he must be too. Good for him!
     
  5. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    Way to go Jamie!!! :)
     
  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Great job, Jamie!
     
  7. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    Way to go! So wonderful!
     
  8. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Proud mommy moment for sure.
     
  9. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    Terrific!!
     
  10. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Wonderful news Janet. Terrific for Jamie, he has every right to be proud of himself, great job!
     
  11. scent of cedar

    scent of cedar New Member

    This changes everything Janet, for everyone in your family. Jamie is opening the door to entirely different futures for all the grandkids ~ and for his siblings, too.

    Happy, hard-working days.

    I love this news! Thanks for sharing with us.

    :O)

    Cedar
     
  12. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I'm joining the Jamie Chorus.........Way To Go! DDD
     
  13. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    That is such great news! If she is annoying him, he can stay in the computer lab at school
    unti he is finished studying.
     
  14. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    LOL UAN...he is taking all online classes because of his work schedule. There is no way at the moment he can commit to certain days to be in class. They are down one officer because she went to the police academy.

    One interesting thing is Jamie called me Sunday all excited because he found something that if he can pull it off will be the case of his career. I cant say anything more because who knows who might be lurking. I will let everyone know when it all goes down because I have no doubt it will make major papers.
     
  15. scent of cedar

    scent of cedar New Member

    This is like reading a great mystery! Hope all goes well.

    You must be so proud.

    Cedar
     
  16. svengandhi

    svengandhi Well-Known Member

    Congrats. I am trying to get oldest boy to go back before he has a family...
     
  17. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Way To Go Jamie!! Janet, I can only imagine how happy, excited and proud you are!! This is fantastic news!! Thanks for sharing, for making me smile, on a cold, wet, snowy morning... SFR
     
  18. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Way To Go Jamie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so proud!!! It won't at all be easy, but it will be worth the struggle in the long run. This could make HUGE changes in his children's futures. And in his, of course!
     
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