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Nerds make my day!

I was driving Chardie and Brie to school this morning like I always do. Wednesdays are my favorite because they have late start. This means a little extra sleep and a more relaxed morning. Even before the girls get in the car they start up with all sorts of chatter, jokes and foolishness. Of course being the awesome mom I am, I fully participate in the shenanigans! I laugh myself almost to tears most mornings. This morning the topic was science classes. Chardie had to double up on sciences since she could not fit Biology in her schedule freshman year. So this means both Chardie and Brie take Biology, same teacher but different periods. Brie told Chardie she wishes they could have been in the same class so that they could work on projects together. This is where I intervened. I told them that I know their projects would be the best of the best because of how much they put into every part of it... research, proper grammar, neatness... They both agreed and then made a confession. They said that when they do projects with other students they redo a lot of it. Brie says she saves all the work in her thumb drive and offers to print the project out for the group. What she really does is fix everything that was wrong or correct typos. Both girls admitted that if it was up to them that they would do the whole project themselves so they can get an excellent grade. I tell you what, those girls amaze and inspire me. They care so much about their school work and strive to be the best. Makes me proud. Makes me want to do even better. Most people think I am nuts for driving the kids to school and picking them up since the bus stop is right in front of our house. It costs me a small fortune in gas each week. I don't care. What I get out of our morning conversations in the car is priceless!
Shelly, Mom Files


  1. I can only hope that my kids will become like yours when it comes time for school work :) Good job Momma!

  2. Aww that's sweet! I'm sure they enjoy their mornings with mom just as much as you do! The older I get the more I wish I had more little moments like that with my mom when I was younger.

  3. That is so awesome and inspiring! That is the kind of student I was in school, and it is the kind of students i hope and PRAY my boys are!! Your girls are so fantastic, Shelly!!

  4. Shelly, I can totally relate. People ask why I drive my kids out of the district this year, instead of sending them to the local school. They just don't get it. Your girls are so amazing! I'm inspired by your entire family.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  5. Aw how sweet! I'm sure.that does inspire you. Just think Shelly, they from you *wink*.


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