I am sitting here on my couch today editing pictures. As I edit away, I have left the TV on AMC all day long and they are now playing Wargames – you know that ’80s movie with Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy?
If you’ve never seen the movie -Matthew Brodericks character is a computer whiz – but is failing out of Biology. He reminds me of me a bit – and the hubby a bit. For anyone who may read the blog who doesn’t know me personally – Todd and I have been together since high school. He was (and is) super smart. Took the advanced classes, always did his homework, had his mind set on college scholarships type of student. I on the other hand, was not cut from the same cloth. I took mostly honors classes, but I received pretty average grades. I went to summer school. I probably had the comment “does not work to potential” on every report card I ever received. I was not thinking about college scholarships (which would be why I did not receive any). I was thinking about visiting with my friends, duh! I had fun. School was play for me and work for him.
While we have not had any kids yet, and have not decided if we are going to have kids, some ‘what if we had a kids like this’ thoughts do pop into my mind. What if we have a kid one day and when it goes to school it is more like me? What if our kid can’t pay attention in class? What if it brings home C’s and couldn’t care less about it?
I couldn’t say that I would truly be mad about it. How could I without being a major hypocrite? I would understand. Math is hard. Government and Economics is boring. What can I say?
I can’t help but think that on the inside Todd would not be pleased and blame me for our C student.