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Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2007, 08:36 PM
So we go to pick up my daughter from school today, her last day of 5th grade, and walk in and they're having an award ceremony. As I've mentioned before she has been the "lead biologist" in her class this year which means she is in charge of feeding and generally taking care of the over 100 animals in her class room.

So we walk into the assembly and her teacher is generally gushing about how Raven has been one of the best and most responsible students he's ever had. He's talking about all of the things she's done and volunteered to do and how she was a such a leader in the class and he's rarely seen anything like it. So he invites her up to the head of the assembly and gives her a special "lead biologist" award that he explains he has never given out before. Then he proceeds to tell the whole school how she will be dismissed from a portion of her first hour class for the whole first quarter next year so she can come to his class and teach the new kids about each animal and how to take care of them! She'll be doing part "lecture" part "lab" and will then serve as a "consultant" throughout the year.

She's then given a good citizenship award... one of only 6 given out... and a special "international interpreter" award for her service as a "buddy" to a foreign girl who came to school mid year and spoke almost no English. She was assigned to watch out for this girl and help her assimilate to the new school and kids. She basically became this girls best friend. The girl comes up to help give the award and gives Raven a big hug and thank you. At this point I'm welling up.

Then the whole school gives her a standing ovation and I'm about balling as and bunch of kids start yelling out for her and giving her hugs as she heads back to her seat. The teacher even tells the younger kids that if they work really hard and do what is right they can be like Raven too.

It was almost surreal. The most beautiful thing about it all is that she struggled with school at first and we really kind of worried about her. I can't explain how proud I am.

Oh, she got straight A's.

She's gonna be president one day. Actually I hope she's too smart for that.

Thanks for letting me share.

BigVE
05-30-2007, 08:39 PM
Cool. Congrats, hopefully she won't turn out like you. kidding

Direckshun
05-30-2007, 08:40 PM
Is she single.

Adept Havelock
05-30-2007, 08:40 PM
You are certainly doing something right. Kudos to both of you. :clap:

Is she single.

:eek:

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No! No! Bad Direckshun! Where's that rolled up newspaper?

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2007, 08:42 PM
Cool. Congrats, hopefully she won't turn out like you. kidding
I was thinking the same thing actually.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2007, 08:43 PM
You are certainly doing something right. Kudos to both of you. :clap:



:eek: %(/
Her mom is a high school special ed teacher. She gets much of the credit.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2007, 08:44 PM
Is she single.
She doesn't like you.

NewChief
05-30-2007, 08:45 PM
That's great and all, but what really matters:

"It's not who wins or loses"

Said by losers, or said by someone like her?

Rain Man
05-30-2007, 08:45 PM
Cool.

Although I must mention the possibility that she had the whole thing staged as a ploy to get an increase in her allowance.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2007, 08:46 PM
Cool.

Although I must mention the possibility that she had the whole thing staged as a ploy to get an increase in her allowance.
That might be true... if she got one.

el borracho
05-30-2007, 08:48 PM
http://www.zymetrical.com/images/submissions/nerd-glasses-girl.jpg

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2007, 08:49 PM
http://www.zymetrical.com/images/submissions/nerd-glasses-girl.jpg
No but this is...

Simplex3
05-30-2007, 08:50 PM
My daughter just had her first dance recital. It sucked out loud. She was only half as good as she did in our living room and the rest of the performances were s**t. The lady that ran the dance studio is retiring after the show, I'd say it's a few years too late.

Brianfo
05-30-2007, 08:52 PM
To think that I was proud of my 3 year old for driving his motorized JD Gator in second gear without crashing it. Kids are awesome. Congrats again.

Demonpenz
05-30-2007, 08:54 PM
Enjoy it and congrats

el borracho
05-30-2007, 08:55 PM
http://www.vistawallpaper.com/data/media/14/snowbunny.jpg

KcMizzou
05-30-2007, 08:58 PM
Over 100 animals in her class room? Good lord.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2007, 09:01 PM
Over 100 animals in her class room? Good lord.
Yes... not big one's though obviously. Fish, turtles, snakes, lizards, tarantulas, rabbits, degus, mice, frogs, birds, and a couple smaller exotic ones.

Fish
05-30-2007, 09:01 PM
Does she know you're putting her picture on the internet? She'd probably hack your account....... :D

KcMizzou
05-30-2007, 09:02 PM
Yes... not big one's though obviously. Fish, turtles, snakes, lizards, tarantulas, rabbits, degus, mice, frogs, birds, and a couple smaller exotic ones.That's nuts.

Anyway, congrats man.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2007, 09:03 PM
Does she know you're putting her picture on the internet? She'd probably hack your account....... :D
She knows I've done it before.

:)

RJ
05-30-2007, 09:07 PM
Another nice story about your daughter, thanks for sharing. It's good to hear about good kids. Very cool.

Iowanian
05-30-2007, 09:13 PM
That sounds alot better than the dads who accidently hear and see "Gentlemen, put your hands together and welcome Cinnemon to the stage"

Logical
05-30-2007, 10:38 PM
Congratulation to her for the outstanding efforts.

Phobia
05-30-2007, 10:55 PM
My daughter put about 30 bandaids on her body tonight. Her mother was furious.

I think it's a right of passage. She'll be 4 in 2 weeks.

Can you guys believe how quickly time passes?

RJ
05-30-2007, 11:07 PM
My daughter put about 30 bandaids on her body tonight. Her mother was furious.

I think it's a right of passage. She'll be 4 in 2 weeks.

Can you guys believe how quickly time passes?



My daughter turned four 2 weeks ago, fastest four years of my life. It was also the best 4 years of my life so I guess that's a fair trade.

greg63
05-30-2007, 11:13 PM
It sounds as if you have one really special kid there. Congratulations!! :thumb:

greg63
05-30-2007, 11:15 PM
My daughter put about 30 bandaids on her body tonight. Her mother was furious.

I think it's a right of passage. She'll be 4 in 2 weeks.

Can you guys believe how quickly time passes?

I read ya; it goes by all too quickly my friend.

Phobia
05-30-2007, 11:19 PM
I read ya; it goes by all too quickly my friend.

You're not telling me anything. I have 14 and 15 yo daughters from my first marriage.

BucEyedPea
05-30-2007, 11:27 PM
My daughter just had her first dance recital. It sucked out loud. She was only half as good as she did in our living room and the rest of the performances were s**t. The lady that ran the dance studio is retiring after the show, I'd say it's a few years too late.
I don't know how old yours is, but I think very young...like 5 or under?

Those performances are rarely very good from what I've seen if any of them are. Once in a while there is a brave soul outgoing enough I guess...haven't witnessed it myself. Mine at age 7 was a disaster as well.

BucEyedPea
05-30-2007, 11:30 PM
Yes... not big one's though obviously. Fish, turtles, snakes, lizards, tarantulas, rabbits, degus, mice, frogs, birds, and a couple smaller exotic ones.
Congrats!
BTW that room sounds like my daugther's bedroom just a year ago minus the snakes, degus and tarantulas.

BCD
05-31-2007, 12:25 AM
My son, who will be in the 3rd grade this fall, reads at a 7th grade level...

BCD
05-31-2007, 12:29 AM
My daughter put about 30 bandaids on her body tonight. Her mother was furious.

I think it's a right of passage. She'll be 4 in 2 weeks.

Can you guys believe how quickly time passes?It flies by! My son is 8 and I can recall cutting the cord like it was yesterday...

Pushead2
05-31-2007, 06:31 AM
You're not telling me anything. I have 14 and 15 yo daughters from my first marriage.


I have a guy at work he is 60 and has a 34 year old from his first marriage and a 2 year old with his newly ex. That guy needs to keep his johnson away.

Mile High Mania
05-31-2007, 07:02 AM
My son can just about fart on demand...

Iowanian
05-31-2007, 07:12 AM
The wife and kid walk in a local park with some mothers. the Kid will be 2 this summer, but has advanced language skills to go with her daddy's good looks.

Last week, she took her ziplock bag of animal crackers around and shared with each of the other kids in the group,handing them an cracker animal with a friendly "there gu go".....until another 2 year old tried to shoplift one from her bag, which triggered the daughter's first war face and an overhand right bomb.

Hitting is naughty.....but I understand sometimes.

crazycoffey
05-31-2007, 07:18 AM
Wow! That's awesome! Good to see that her mother's influence is greater than yours........

:p

Simplex3
05-31-2007, 07:42 AM
My son, who will be in the 3rd grade this fall, reads at a 7th grade level...
So he's already smarter than Nick Athan.

Stewie
05-31-2007, 07:48 AM
100 animals. Does she go to Charles Darwin Middle School?

Iowanian
05-31-2007, 07:51 AM
Noah's Arc Elementary.


The only scary part for the kids was how BeerMe was sooo involved in the "animal husbandry" chapters.

El Jefe
05-31-2007, 08:50 AM
Sweet, nice to see the yung guns with a bright future.

StcChief
05-31-2007, 09:41 AM
Good job.

Hope she's ready for Middle school and the Teen BS that's about to begin.

HemiEd
05-31-2007, 01:19 PM
That is great beer me, congratulations! I enjoyed a lot of posts in this thread about kids. They are truly where it is at.
My oldest daughter is now 34, and it seems like she was a little girl not too long ago. Time flys! Have I ever told you she has a Phd and a really good job? :D

Phobia
05-31-2007, 02:36 PM
Have I ever told you she has a Phd and a really good job? :D
Is she single? Oh wait, I'm not. But my wife will probably dump me any day now. Have her keep me in mind. I can lose the weight.

crazycoffey
05-31-2007, 02:40 PM
Is she single? Oh wait, I'm not. But my wife will probably dump me any day now. Have her keep me in mind. I can lose the weight.


but you'll never have a normal shaped head again, Devil Dog.

HemiEd
05-31-2007, 02:46 PM
Is she single? Oh wait, I'm not. But my wife will probably dump me any day now. Have her keep me in mind. I can lose the weight.

She is single for the time being, not for long though. (I hope) I am pretty sure she is going to get hitched to a very nice guy from Georgia with a Phd in the same field. I am looking forward to more grandkids, hopefully a girl.

She could do worse than you Phil, but Pink aint going to let you go anywhere.

Skip Towne
05-31-2007, 02:58 PM
I wouldn't get too excited. Gochiefs was the best speller in his whole school and look how that turned out.

Mr. Laz
05-31-2007, 04:12 PM
:clap:

keg in kc
05-31-2007, 04:14 PM
God I totally read this as "Warning: I'm gonna bang my daughter again".

Total WTF?!?! moment there.

Anywho, good job. And I can stop doing doing a search for the FBI. *shakes head at himself*

Donger
05-31-2007, 04:17 PM
"Tell me, beer me: Is your daughter by any chance adopted?"

"Why no!?"

"That's amazing."

"Isn't it?"

listopencil
05-31-2007, 04:56 PM
Congratulations, I hope she fares well wading through the tide of Junior High School BS.

Come to think of it-have her learn some martial arts this Summer. It will help her out.

Mr. Kotter
05-31-2007, 05:25 PM
Congrats. She sounds like a GREAT kid. You should be very proud. :clap:

bogie
05-31-2007, 05:30 PM
Congratulations Dad. So far, so good. Keep up the good work.

Fairplay
05-31-2007, 05:30 PM
Congrats dude to having a most excellent daughter.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-31-2007, 07:22 PM
Is she single? Oh wait, I'm not. But my wife will probably dump me any day now. Have her keep me in mind. I can lose the weight.
She thinks you're a geek... and I don't think you want to call me dad.

:D


Thanks for all the nice comments guys.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-31-2007, 07:23 PM
God I totally read this as "Warning: I'm gonna bang my daughter again".

Total WTF?!?! moment there.

Anywho, good job. And I can stop doing doing a search for the FBI. *shakes head at himself*
I laughed... hard.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-31-2007, 07:24 PM
"Tell me, beer me: Is your daughter by any chance adopted?"

"Why no!?"

"That's amazing."

"Isn't it?"
You'd think so wouldn't you.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-31-2007, 07:25 PM
Come to think of it-have her learn some martial arts this Summer. It will help her out.

She's actually expressed some interest in doing that. She's pretty much a tom boy.