I have been talking about my oldest son a great deal lately, and I wonder if my younger son, Daniel, is feeling a bit left out with all the attention on Bryan. Nah, what am I thinking?!?! Daniel is totally cool and nothing much fazes him. In fact, he’s probably not looking forward to the attention turning back to him now because he has basically had free rein playing video games undisturbed all summer because we were so busy getting Bryan ready to go to college. Now I have informed him that he will have to give me double hugs and kisses because he is responsible for Bryan’s share now as well LOL!!! Daniel is the joker of the family, and he advised us that he should now get more of everything since Bryan is away at school. He’s funny isn’t he??
Anyway, the next couple of days will be devoted to Daniel because this is an important week for him too. Today he starts Grade 11, and he has hand picked his courses this year to further his goal of a career in broadcasting – lots of history, law, and drama courses fill up his timetable as well as the mandatory english and math. He is an excellent public speaker, and he has an amazingly deep voice and a sense of humour that constantly has us in stitches. As he is also amazing with anything technology related, I think he will be great in broadcasting, whether it be in front of the camera or behind the scenes. He is also taking computer engineering this year (a course people are often surprised to see in high school) and yearbook. Yes, there is actually a class where the ultimate goal is to produce a great yearbook full of memories for the other students. I know, times have changed right?
So, to celebrate the start of Grade 11 for Daniel I decided to post a photo of school lockers, which to me is one of the universal symbols of school life. Who doesn’t remember memorizing a locker combination every year and filling the interior with photos, posters, and phone numbers. Some lockers are neat and organized while others can cause people to faint from the odour of dirty laundry and rotting food just by opening the door, but whichever the case, this photo sure brings back a flood of memories for me that make me smile and miss the good old days! How about you?
Good luck today Daniel. I love you, and I know you will work hard and do awesome like you always do!!