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ChiTown
08-28-2009, 09:31 PM
My wife got this email this afternoon from my son's teacher. As the proud Father, I thought I'd share. It's just a gentle reminder to me that my kids are watching and listening to their parents - both the good and the bad. I have to keep concentrating on that good stuff, especially when I'm screaming during the Chiefs/KSU games<img src="http://vmedia.rivals.com/images/smilies/3dgrin.gif" alt="3dGrin" border="0">

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Hi Mrs. ChiTown - I hope that you're enjoying your week. This certainly has been a fast five days for us!!!

I wanted to brag to you about what a wonderful son you have!! This is my fourteenth year teaching and believe me, I have seen all sorts of things.

Today was a first. Outside at recess, Nick literally went out of his way to be very kind to a young man who is new here at (Small Town) Elementary who was crying. Apparently this other boy was very upset because some of the boys were giving him a hard time because he dropped the football. Nick took it upon himself to leave the football game and go over and visit with this other young man to see what was wrong. He talked to him about the fact that everyone makes mistakes and that he has dropped the football lots of times and not to worry.

It made me want to cry, it was such a sweet thing to do. Nick is truly a gentleman and a scholar. I have never seen someone take the initiative like that to help out a fellow classmate.

The values you have instilled in Nick are crystal clear. He takes his schoolwork very seriously and he is an exemplary role model for others. To top it off, he's super funny and cracks me up!

When we came in from recess, I just talked to our class about what it meant to be kind and a good sport. I didn't mention Nick's name because I didn't want to embarrass him. I just said that we have such a great group of kids and to remember to always do the right thing. I hope Nick "gets" that I was really trying to indirectly compliment him and thank him for what he did today.

I'm so fortunate to have him in my class this year. I will do my best to keep him challenged and enthused.

Thanks so much for all that you do.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. XXXXXXX
Fifth Grade Teacher
(Small Town) Elementary

OK, I'm done bragging:)

Bane
08-28-2009, 09:33 PM
Nice.:clap:

KcMizzou
08-28-2009, 09:33 PM
Excellent. Sounds like a heck of a teacher he's got too.

BigVE
08-28-2009, 09:33 PM
Very cool.

Count Alex's Losses
08-28-2009, 09:33 PM
Dick Vermeil Jr.

Scorp
08-28-2009, 09:34 PM
I would keep an eye on her so she doesn't try to sleep with Nick!

ChiTown
08-28-2009, 09:34 PM
Dick Vermeil Jr.

ROFL

ok, that was funny

Count Alex's Losses
08-28-2009, 09:35 PM
It wasn't intended to be. How old is your kid?

The story touched me a little. When I was 9 or 10 I threw an interception (pick six) and it destroyed me. I got laughed off the field. I walked away crying.

ChiTown
08-28-2009, 09:36 PM
It wasn't intended to be. How old is your kid?

5th grade - 11 yrs old

RJ
08-28-2009, 09:36 PM
Too cool Chi, sounds like you are raising a fine young man. You have every right to brag. Keep up the good work - all of you. :clap::clap::clap:

Bane
08-28-2009, 09:39 PM
I would keep an eye on her so she doesn't try to sleep with Nick!

I want to know where in the hell were all these freaky teachers when I was in school!!!!:cuss:

ChiTown
08-28-2009, 09:42 PM
It wasn't intended to be. How old is your kid?

The story touched me a little. When I was 9 or 10 I threw an interception (pick six) and it destroyed me. I got laughed off the field. I walked away crying.

Heh. It was funny to me, because my son is a very sensitive kid - prone to letting his emotions go when it strikes him. The Vermeil comparison was dead on.

BigMeatballDave
08-28-2009, 09:59 PM
Heh, I have a fifth grader named Nick. Sounds like a good kid.

KcMizzou
08-28-2009, 10:07 PM
5th grade - 11 yrs oldMy youngest just entered 6th grade. (Alex)

His math teacher called me at work today (usually not a good thing, when a teacher calls you at work.) Turns out, she wanted to tell me that Alex was the first student in his grade this year selected to "The Falcon Club". From what she told me, The teachers choose students who have been the most polite and helpful in class.

So, yeah... I share your pride.

ChiTown
08-28-2009, 10:11 PM
My youngest just entered 6th grade. (Alex)

His math teacher called me at work today (usually not a good thing, when a teacher calls you at work.) Turns out, she wanted to tell me that Alex was the first student in his grade this year selected to "The Falcon Club". From what she told me, The teachers choose students who have been the most polite and helpful in class.

So, yeah... I share your pride.

Congrat's!

Sometimes it's good, especially in my case, when your kids don't necessarily follow in your footsteps.:D

KcMizzou
08-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Congrat's!

Sometimes it's good, especially in my case, when your kids don't necessarily follow in your footsteps.:DAint that the truth.

I told my first born, "It's funny. You went to this same school last year... had the same teachers... and I'd never even heard of this "Falcon Club"." :D

Alex has been "polite and helpful" since the day he was born, though. That's just his personality. Brett's got a completely different personality, but he's an awesome kid also. (He's 12 going on 16... but he's mature in a good way.)

It's weird how two brothers can be 17 months apart.. grow up in the exact same (admittedly not ideal) situation... and be so different. I'm damned proud of them both so far.

ChiTown
08-28-2009, 10:29 PM
It's weird how two brothers can be 17 months apart.. grow up in the exact same (admittedly not ideal) situation... and be so different. I'm damned proud of them both so far.

I hear ya.

My youngest son (8) is NOTHING like my oldest son. They have similar interests, but their personalities are polar opposite. He's a clown (like his Dad), but is wise beyond his years (like his Mother). He knows when to reel it in - especially around his teachers. The kid totally has me in stitches from sun up to sun down. I have to keep in check, so as to not completely encourage his "clowniness" :D

KcFanInGA
08-28-2009, 10:40 PM
Congratulations, and I mean that. When I was young, we moved every 3-5 years, and I only wish I had met someone like your son in elementary school, perhaps I would have avoided a tee-total collapse of self esteem. I know you are, and you should be, proud of a young man like that. I sure hope my kids would do the same, and in fact I will speak to them about this.

UsualSuspects
08-28-2009, 10:44 PM
It wasn't intended to be. How old is your kid?

The story touched me a little. When I was 9 or 10 I threw an interception (pick six) and it destroyed me. I got laughed off the field. I walked away crying.

And being wrong the rest of my life! In football.

DaneMcCloud
08-28-2009, 11:00 PM
Congrats!

Does he go to the same hairdresser?

If not, that should be his reward.

:D

T-post Tom
08-28-2009, 11:36 PM
Wonderful post. Kudos to you, your wife, your son & his teacher. The world needs more of this. Keep up the good parenting and thank you for sharing.

Mr. Kotter
08-28-2009, 11:38 PM
Very cool. You have a right to be proud, ChiTown. :toast:

Count Alex's Losses
08-28-2009, 11:39 PM
You know, I got picked on a lot growing up. Every year, without fail. I got used to it, but I dont really ever remember anyone trying to help me through it, except a teacher.

You should be really proud. Kids can be cruel, or a lot of them just stand there and watch. That's pretty rare, IMO.

KcFanInGA
08-28-2009, 11:42 PM
You know, I got picked on a lot growing up. Every year, without fail. I got used to it, but I dont really ever remember anyone trying to help me through it, except a teacher.

You should be really proud. Kids can be cruel, or a lot of them just stand there and watch. That's pretty rare, IMO.

Absolute truth.

Gonzo
08-28-2009, 11:44 PM
Oh yeah????

Well, my kids daycare teacher said that my 1 year old drops the biggest duces and throws food at the other kids. So there.




(keep up the good work chi)

:)
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DA_T_84
08-29-2009, 03:45 AM
wait wait wait....

I don't know what is more disturbing.... that Dwayne Bowe is a 5th grader, or that he just switched schools!

tomahawk kid
08-29-2009, 07:05 AM
Hold your heads high boys.

In a world where most adults can't see pass the end of their own noses, an act of empathy or kindness (and the self awareness needed for such an act) from an 11 year old is pretty cool.

stevieray
08-29-2009, 10:12 AM
..and now your son plays soccer?

NTTAWWT

DenverDanChiefsFan
08-29-2009, 10:40 AM
Hmmm.... Our kids have been in school three weeks. On Thursday my wife went to back to school night and found out we are supposed to be signing off on my 2nd graders homework planner every night. We then found out my daughter has been forging my wife's initials on her planner this whole time. 7 freaking years old. I didn't do any parent forging until high school. This one is definately our "independent soul".

Jenson71
08-29-2009, 12:46 PM
Sounds like a little Jenson71.

Phobia
08-29-2009, 01:49 PM
He knew she was watching. Make sure you put some apples on the old grocery list.

KCChiefsMan
08-29-2009, 03:12 PM
you should be proud of that. An act of kindness is extremely rare nowadays.

greg63
08-29-2009, 03:39 PM
Outstanding ChiTown!

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

Count Alex's Losses
08-29-2009, 05:31 PM
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

Looks like I proved Proverbs wrong!!!

Thanks Craigslist!

milkman
08-29-2009, 05:40 PM
Your son should have gone over and given that useless ball dropper the Haley treatment.

:cuss:








J/k

Good job Chi.