Monday, April 23, 2007

It's Official

Well, Boy Genius is officially a genius. Well, maybe not uber genius as in that Marilyn Savant chic or Einstein, but he's in the 98th percentile of kids his age and has been officially placed in "Gifted". He's on top of the world. I'm forever limited to shirts with some stretch so I don't bust a button. From pride. I'm endowed, but not that much. I digress.

So, in my little "pep talk" to him, I stressed that we'd all been given gifts and that one of his was his mind. I told him that he had a responsibility to use his mind to his greatest ability. This got me thinking on my own life, my own potential, my own need to reach.

So I did something definitive (first I went for a 30+ mile ride, which was awesome, but then I did the definitive thing). I registered for the LSAT in June. Yes, I am insane. I've been toying with the idea of law school since shortly after I started working at The Firm. I just haven't done any follow through. And lately the comment "you should go to law school" has been coming up. Repeatedly. So, I decided to follow my own advice and let Spirit lead me where it will. I might bomb the test - which would be definative - or I might not. All I can do is give it my best.

Dang, the things you learn from your kids.


Bolder said...

are you sure he's yours? he has Paul Newman's eyes!

forget all the athletic prowess, good grades is where it's at. he'll be a stud like his mom and dad soon enough.


good luck on the LSAT!!

stronger said...

Congratulations to Boy Genius!

Crack those books- mom! Good for you.

Vickie said...

Wow! Great kid! And Wow! The LSAT. That is a HUGE step. If you think you have even a remote desire to do this, go for it now. I was told the same thing 25 years ago (I work for a law firm too), and then 20 years ago, and then 15 years ago, etc., and while most of the time I'm not sorry I didn't follow through, there are times when I wish I had, if for no other reason that to see what I could have made of myself. I took the easy road though, and it was the right road at the time, but at this point likely will not pursue it. Good luck!

teacherwoman said...

Congrats to the little one! And congrats for you in making the decision to take the LSAT! You will do wonderfully!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

oh wow - you actually learned from your kid?

Wow. All that lecturing really worked!

I mean.


He's real cute, that one!

jeanne said...

well duh, why not in the 98th percentile? I mean look who he's related to!