7 years, 6 months.
A year ago for the 2016-2017 school year, out of all the other students in your class, your teacher chose you for the Certificate of Excellence in Mathematics Award. And a year later, as you finished up 1st grade, you won the same award again; this time for the 2017-2018 school year!
I find this quite impressive. Only one student per class can win this award- and you’ve won it both times since you’ve been in school.
Yeah, this is amazing, actually.
It’s interesting because my brain doesn’t work that way. I am horrible at math. I got my college degree in English, by default; as doing so required the least number of math courses possible.
I am so happy for you. You have so much potential. You have many options for a career.
Something I’ve mentioned over the past couple of years is my understanding that I have a very smart boy for a son. I realize I am responsible for guiding you in this talent you have.
I am totally aware that the next decade ahead will determine your decisions for college; as well as your career goals. I take this very seriously.
At the same time, I also place a high value on you getting to be a kid. It’s important to me that you have a well-balanced childhood.
It’s that perfect mix of doing your best in your academics as well as your social development.
As your father, I am responsible for help training a future man. I’m taking all that my own dad taught me, and combining it with what I’ve additionally learned from my own manhood so far.
And from there, I add all that information on top of your own interests and talents, to build on top of your own identity.
My son, the math whiz. I am so proud.