DS is 15, almost 16 and still the tallest and biggest kid in his age group. I almost said 'the school' but he told me there is a kid there taller than him. He's a Junior in HS and to be honest, I'll be happy if he graduates on time. Our goal is to get him through high school and then go from there. He's expressed interest in pursuing something in physical therapy/sports medicine, and has some ROP classes coming up in that field next trimester. He is barely passing English, though, because he gets so overwhelmed with all the writing, and chaos in the classroom that he shuts down when he gets home and then isn't getting all the writing homework done along with the Math. We have been in talks with his counselor at school about transitioning to a more independent study program for him where he can meet one on one with a teacher once a week, instead of trying to compete with 30 kids in a class for the teacher's help.
DD is in 8th grade, just made principal's honor roll, which is a HUGE achievement after all the struggles she had in elementary school and her reading and spelling problems. I have emailed her 5th grade teacher her progress as I totally credit that teacher with her positive outlook no matter the struggles she went through. And that was the one teacher that told her to stop worrying about spelling everything correctly - just write what she wants, and that freed up dd from being so anxious about her spelling that it paralyzed her in her writing. She loves Algebra too (who is this kid???)
I am still playing roller derby. March will be the start of my 6th year playing, and I have no plans on quitting. In addition to my regular team, I also play on two pick-up teams, one with my former league out of San Jose, and a coed team out of the Central Valley called Charming Regulators (yes, inspired by Sons of Anarchy). I started dating this guy in mid August that is still going on, and we are taking things slow. I have already had two drama freak outs over my insecurities, and he hasn't kicked me to the curb yet, so this may have some potential
. He met my daughter this past weekend as we went to his escape room haunted house he created (and has been working on pretty much non stop since mid September, which has contributed to us taking things slow like we have). Once October is over, and his haunt is all finished, things should pick up. I'm totally smitten with this one.