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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saying No


I am very proud of my 8th grader - she made honor roll... again.. Come to think of it - she has maintained an "A" average her entire school career thus far... She has awesome study habits - I am also proud of the fact that she challenges herself by taking advanced classes... She is no wimp, my kid...

This week as an award for the students who have made honor roll with a GPA of 3.6 or higher for the past two (2) trimesters - they get to go to Knotts Berry Farm... My kid was so excited and then another opportunity came up... This week there is also a missions trip to a San Diego homeless shelter... She went last year and came back a changed girl.... The trips are back to back days... and she wants to do both.... and now she is angry we made her choose one....

It is difficult being the parent and saying "no"... I would love to say "yes" to all those things that can make her happy.... "Yes, you can stay out all night!" "Yes, you can have candy for dinner." "Yes, you can $100 a day allowance!" "Yes, Yes Yes.." But in the real world "No" is heard more often.....

My husband and I were discussing what opportunity she would choose..... I was hoping the shelter - she loved it last year.... the husband was hoping for Knotts - so we can all join her at the end of the day and go the World Famous Knott's Berry Farm Chicken Restaurant...... Can you get guess what she chose??????

11 comments:

  1. Aw, she deserves a reward! :)

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  2. I'm thinking it was the Berry Farm. Hooray for her for doing so well!

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  3. Decisions, decisions, decisions! Looks like a good choice! You should be very proud of your girl. Maybe another mission opportunity will come up soon.

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  4. How cool! That food looks yummy!

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  5. That looks YUMMY!!! Congrats to your daughter, very impressive!

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  6. When did they start serving fried chicken and mashed potatoes at the homeless shelter? News to me. :) LOL!

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  7. Yep, the homeless shelter is serving good meals now. : ) Congrats to your daughter on her accomplishments.

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  8. Congratulations to your sweet daughter. That is quite an accomplishment. I know you are so proud of her. She deserves a treat for all that hard work. Tell her your kindergarten teacher follower is very proud of her too. What a beautiful girl she is! I haven't meant to neglect your blog lately Kelly. It is truly one of my favorites. School is just getting really busy these days. Blessings

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  9. She looks like a great kid, and you sound so very proud, as you should be. That dinner looks divine.

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  10. I haven't been there in years!!! Maybe someday I can go again!! Yummy!!

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  11. Congratulations to your daguther! Either way she made you proud! I'm cmmenting on this one so late b/c it was in one of those "You might also like this one" frame on the current post.

    HOpe you all continue to have a good new year.

    wb

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