Today it was confirmed that my oldest son has passed all his classes and will indeed be graduating from high school this Friday.
Throughout his entire school career I have pushed that boy to not only do his homework but to complete the process by actually turning it in. I've checked assignments, kept constant contact with teachers, provided extra tutoring and allowed him to face the consequences for failure for 13 years. This has not been awesome. It's been frustrating for many people because he is incredibly intelligent, a little bit ADD, and feels a lot entitled to not have to prove himself. As parents we've pushed him to learn and relearn good work habits not just for scholarship but for life.
He's hated this but then again, his senior year has been his most successful school year to date.
So when I was asked if I wanted to know his final grades today or wait until report cards come out, I said I didn't. I really really really don't want to know. I don't want to ever see that report card.
My son is a graduate.
This part of my life is over.
Now it's up to him.
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