Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Mission Grade

When I got home late last night, Gillian comes running up to me with some news.

“Dad. We got our grades on Mission projects today!”

“Sweet! How did I, I mean we, I mean you. How did you do?” All this time my wife was somewhere between laughing at me and hucking a remote control at my head.

“Well, it said ‘great job!’ on the sheet and we got an A+!!! 100 points and I got some extra credit too because we took pictures of our visit to the mission!”

She was so proud and I was very proud of her. The coolest part of the whole process was the way all 4 of us pitched in to get it done. It became a fun family project and for Gillian to acknowledge that “we got an A+” was very sweet. She high-fived her brother and hugged both me and mom thanking us for our help.

“Thank you honey for letting me help. I had a blast and we kicked butt!” I said through a lump in my throat.

“That’s what the Simmons family does. We kick butt!” She said jokingly. Or half jokingly.

Oh yeah, this kid is definitely mine!

7 comments:

Araby62 said...

Way cool!

Bernard said...

Wow an A and you all had fun.

What more can you ask for.

caramaena said...

Yay! Well done all of you :)

Minnesota Nice said...
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Minnesota Nice said...

Do you want to adopt me?

Meghan said...

cause that's how you DO!

<3

Raicheal said...

You DO kick butt!