Friday, November 12, 2010

The Golden Boy

Yeah, you know I have to be talking about Tommy.  What can I say the kid is on a roll.  This post will probably be just a bunch of shameless bragging but the dude is having a phenomenal fall.  Here are a few of his recent accomplishments.

His hockey team won a tournament in Flint last month.

He got 2nd place in the local KofC spelling bee and qualified to go on to the next level in January.

He was inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society at school.

He got a 4.0 for the first marking period placing him on the Bishop's Honor Roll.

He got the highest AR total in his class; reading for 102 points.  He's cruising through the Harry Potter Series.

He was elected Vice-President on the Student Council.  He got to emcee the Halloween Assembly did an awesome job.

We had the awards at school today and another Mom asked me how he is able to play sports with all the reading he does and getting the good grades.  Tommy is just one of those kids where everything comes naturally to him.  The only thing he does not do well is art.  Luckily for him we live in a computer age and he does all of his school projects on the computer.  He doesn't need a steady hand for that.  He also can live with less than normal sleep, he stays up way too late reading but still manages to not suffer in the morning for it.  He gets that from his Daddy. 
Every so often he'll jovially start in with the chorus of "oh lord it's hard to be humble."  It's bad because he's good and he knows it.  Hopefully he'll be able to keep it in check though and also not get too stressed out about being perfect.  I don't expect him to be perfect as no one is.  His opening hockey weekend he had a breakaway with less than 12 seconds to go in a tie game and he missed the net.  Oh the chance to be a hero.  He cried about letting his team down.  But it was probably good for his head that he missed.  Because even the golden boys need to be taken to task once in a while.

9 comments:

Julie said...

You failed to mention, even with all the awards and achievements, he is a very nice young man.

Dawn said...

Thanks Julie - And I agree he is a genuinely nice boy. Nice profile pic. ;)

Sheila said...

You have full bragging rights! Be proud Mom! Way to go Tommy!

Amy said...

Well, he is definitely a cutie pie. Congratulations Tommy on all those achievements! Momma, you should brag. What an impressive kid!

Dawn said...

Thank you Sheila & Amy for indulging me in my bragging. I like hearing your brags too so I guess I shouldn't mind eh?

ellen :) said...

Dawn, I am beaming for you! What a fabulous fall, indeed! :) Great job on all, Tommy! Momma's done a good job raisin' that boy of hers! :)

Dawn said...

Thanks Ellen - I appreciate the kudos. He is a piece of work but I think he'll turn out ok in the end.

Jill said...

WOW, what a great young man you have. I think a pat on the back for great parenting is in order.

Dawn said...

Thank you Jill! He is a good boy and we just love him to death. I appreciate your kudos, our kids are our greatest pieces of art you know.