Send good vibes, prayers, positive thoughts.....I'm not picky (update)

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DazedandConfused, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

    Son is in the school spelling bee tomorrow. It's the thing he shines at amongst so many challenges. For instance, he JUST a couple of months ago learned how to ride his two wheel bike.

    He came in second last year and got to go to the school district spelling bee. He made it to the fourth round! I was so proud because it includes grades 4 thru 8 and he was one of the few fourth grade students. It gives him the greatly needed "status" in school. He's very small for his age (takes after my mother in law) and struggles with coordination and sports.

    Anyway, he's studied a little bit, but not much. It's hard to get him to, YKWIM? He gets bored with it and doesn't like to feel pressure. So, I do try to stress the "just do your best" aspect.

    So, pull for my little guy..

    Please.
     
  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Rattling beads and crossing body parts! Keep us posted tomorrow!
     
  3. hearthope

    hearthope New Member

    :bravo:Proud of him for being a part of the spelling bee!! Hope the best!!
     
  4. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Oh, how dear. Yep, I'm pulling for your little guy, Dazed.

    Fingers crossed!

    Suz
     
  5. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How terrific, Dazed! I'll keep fingers and toes crossed.

    ~Kathy
     
  6. Lori4ever

    Lori4ever New Member

    Everything crossed! That is awesome to see this in our difficult children. You must be so proud!
     
  7. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    I'm praying and hoping for the best for your son. Kudo's to him!

    Sue
     
  8. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

    Thanks guys!

    I have to share what I JUST heard difficult child son tell husband.

    "I want to make it to the District (spelling bee) because I get to ride in the Vice-principal's Mercedes (single, no kids=discretionary income LOL) and go to McDonalds for lunch"

    Nothing about wanting to win, or be the best. Just riding in some fancy car (she takes them) and eating at a fastfood restaurant. Yep! That's my boy!

    *Off to make sure the Video camera is charged*
     
  9. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Keeping a good thought-hope all goes well.
     
  10. dreamer

    dreamer New Member

    that is so cool!
    LOL- my kids all in elem had a fundraiser and if they sold top in their class they woulda got to ride in a limo with principal to McDs for lunch, here. and wow, the kids all wanted that prize! It was such a hit, the prin began to do a weekly thing where she had a ottery of kids who had gotten an A or been caught being good, or had perfect attendance or whatever, and she would draw 4 names weekly and the winners got to go to McDs with her on Fridays. (minus the limo) The kids LOVED it!

    Good luck at the spelling bee.
     
  11. kris

    kris New Member

    <font color="blue">bless his heart, dazed. i'll keep my fingers crossed.

    kris :wink: </font>
     
  12. Janna

    Janna New Member

    That is so cool, Dazed.

    I'm sending the vibes, saying the prayers, rattling the beads - heck I'm breaking out a sweat! It sounds like you've got one smart little guy on your hands there. Good for you both :bravo:

    Please do let us know how he does.

    FWIW - Dylan would really love to ride in the fancy car and eat at McD's, too! LOL!

    Janna
     
  13. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Keeping body parts crossed for difficult child!! I hope he does well! :bravo:
     
  14. houseofcards

    houseofcards New Member


    Adding my good thoughts, every bit of self esteem helps.
     
  15. On_Call

    On_Call New Member

    Dazed,

    Adding my good vibes to those already here! It's so great when there is a place where any child (but especially a difficult child) can really shine!

    Crossing my fingers and everything else that your difficult child does really well.

    Yes, both my munchkins would see going to the Golden Arches as a real prize, too. Hee hee.
     
  16. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    How wonderful! I'm happy to say a little prayer that he does well. :smile:
     
  17. lordhelpme

    lordhelpme New Member

    how great for him. i hope he gets that car ride. can't wait to hear how it turns out!
     
  18. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

    Thank you all so very much for your well wishes and crossed body parts. Never underestimate the power of DB aunties.


    Before I reveal how he did, I have to share about this kid. I mean, he’s definitely a difficult child and his actions, at times, bring me to the brink of insanity.

    On the other hand, he has some really great qualities.

    So, he’s on stage, and when it’s the other student’s turn, I kid you not, my son is sitting back in his chair, with his arms clasped behind his head just like he doesn’t have a care in the world. It was as if he was waiting for some to bring him a margarita! When I told husband about this he quipped to me, “Well, I did tell him to relax and have a good time”..LOL.

    Well, he certainly took his advice. However, when it was his turn, he was sitting at attention. I, of course, was a nervous wreck, and could hardly hold the video camera.

    Some of his words:
    Scarce
    Eclipse
    Abrasive

    And some others I can’t remember, let alone SPELL.


    Oh yeah…..



    HE WON!


    Though, the girl who was runner-up definitely gave him a run for his money. She was good. They went back and forth, back and forth. Son is so thrilled to have won. He’s still wearing his metal as he plays outside.

    At this point I’m just savoring the moment.

    Next week is the district spelling bee. :princess:
     
  19. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :bravo: :bravo:

    Hooray for difficult child!!! That is absolutely terrific (did I spell that correctly? :biggrin:).

    ~Kathy
     
  20. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Congratulations to difficult child!!! What an honor!
    Savor this moment, your family deserves to feel proud! :warrior:
     
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