Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It all comes down to this...

I've written about all my kids on the blog, but I've written about Son2 far more often than the others. Having a kid with multiple special needs provides a lot of story prompts!

It also provides more anxieties than any person should have to endure. And right now we are in the middle of final exams. Not just any final exams. Oh no, my friendly reader, I'm talking the FINAL final exams! This is it. Graduate if he does well. Live in our basement and sell vacuum cleaners door-to-door if he fails.

Okay, maybe that last option is a bit extreme. But after 14 years in the public school system (we stretched high school out over five years for maximum benefit), we really have come down to one class that must be passed in order to graduate. Oh it would be nice if he did well in all his classes. Hell, I'm a teacher. Of course I want him to do well. But he could truly fail three of them and nothing would change. But one class...the chem/physics class...it all rides on that one. And he is going into the final with a somewhat mediocre average in that class, so the final really could mean the difference.

Fourteen years coming down to one test.

When he started school all those many years ago, I had a head full of thick, dark brown hair. The kind any woman would want to run her fingers through. Well, not any woman, really. But my wife liked it okay. Now...fourteen years later...some thin spots, some gray hairs, some receding in the hairline area. And I'm wondering if this one test can push me from thinner and grayer to wispy and white?!?! The stress is just unbelievable.

We should have grades very soon. I'll keep you posted.

6 comments:

EsLocura said...

am sending nothing but positive vibes from my side of the blue

Jazz said...

Fingers crossed.

Cocotte said...

I know where you're at! We had finals here last week and they about did me in. However, DD finally passed the science portion of the state graduation test (took her 3 times), so we have nothing standing in our way next year. The hardest thing she'll be taking is Algebra 2. I would not be able to suffer thru chemistry or physics with her!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Sending best wishes for positive results! And I'm glad you mentioned the 5-year high school option. I'll definitely keep that in mind for my son.

secret agent woman said...

Ooh - keeping my fingers crossed for your son!

Big Brother said...

Good luck to your son, hope he makes all right.