Thursday, October 04, 2007

A Trait Not Inherited From Me

Three loves – LOVES – middle school. Yesterday was no exception.

Due to an early out, they had a fun day planned at school. The last portion of the day was an assembly where a game of Jeopardy was played on stage. Three was one of the 4 students selected to go up on stage and participate. He had a great time and even though he was the youngest going against 7th and 8th graders, he won the game and won a 2-liter of Mt. Dew.

That’s all well and good, but I’m most proud of the fact that it did not bother him at all to be up on stage in front of all of his peers. He’s not arrogant at all, but he enjoys being the center of attention. Singing a solo in front of a large group? Loves it. Participating in a spelling bee on stage at a festival? Loves it. Performing in community theater? Loves it. Playing Jeopary in front of the entire middle school body? Probably the best day of his school career.

Three, you have no idea how valuable that trait is. Don’t let it go – it will take you so far in life.