How are your teens doing? Settling into the school routine? Balancing school and extra-curriculars/jobs? Any recent romances or heartbreaks? Let's hear some updates!
Although my boys aren't teens many of you know me. Jason has one more week after this up at Loyola med school before he gets a week off for fall break. He's had 4 of 5 tests so far and a group project. The test results he told us about were good. They say they don't grade there but you can either pass with honors, high pass, pass, or fail. Kind of like A, B, C or F. In one class as long as he can get a 76% on the final next week he'll pass that one with honors. He seems happy although somewhat stressed during exam time - he's a bit of a perfectionist. He and his fiance have (thankfully) let go of the idea of getting married next summer. They are looking at possibly 2013 after his fiance graduates in December 2012.
Justin has been working full time at a local call center for almost 2 months. He's still living at home. Mentions moving out on occasion; I suspect that may happen sometime next year if he decides to keep on the full time path as opposed to going back to school. So far he seems good with this decision but of course I hope he goes back at some point to at least get an associates or certificate or something post-high school! He's been dating a girl for almost 8 months. I've not mentioned her here because she's young (a 17 year old h.s. junior) and I tried to ignore it hoping it would go away at first. We were less than thrilled in the beginning, especially before she turned 17 as the age of consent here in IL is 17. But her parents are OK with it although both sets of parents tried to discourage things early on. They complied and 'broke up' for a week or two but to be honest - I've not seen Justin this happy in years. They laugh and joke and tease each other. When he was with Danielle, even early on, he just seemed miserable and by the end he could hardly stand to be around her.
So that's what's going on with my no-longer-teens. How about everyone else?