He’s had a couple, but I had never met them.
I’m lucky – my son is a pretty damned good kid.Ã‚Â Never been in any trouble, doesn’t smoke or drink.Ã‚Â A Senior in High School, attending a magnet school called International School of the Americas.Ã‚Â The school has received a lot of awards, including a Texas Education Agency Recognized School and a Goldman-Sachs Foundation award for Excellence in International Education.
It’s a very cool program, and I encourage you to read more about it at the link above.Ã‚Â The things the kids are exposed to (foreign exchange students, a sister school in Japan they video-conference with often, a class trip to the Heifer International Foundation, class trips to Japan and Mexico).Ã‚Â It is really amazing.
Kids are selected via a lottery, so you have students from all over San Antonio, of every ethnic, socio-economic and religious background.Ã‚Â I was double-lucky in that my daughter also attends (Sophomore).
Anyway, back to my son’s girlfriend.Ã‚Â He has shown me pictures of other girls he’s “dated”, and I talked to one or two of them over the phone.Ã‚Â But he never introduced one of them to me (I don’t blame him – I am pretty weird guy, and probably NOT someone that is going to earn you points with an 18 year old girl).
She is absolutely adorable!Ã‚Â In fact, I was somewhat shocked when I met her.Ã‚Â My son is a good looking young man.Ã‚Â Always did well in sports, especially soccer, but definitely not a Jock.Ã‚Â He has never played a sport for his school.Ã‚Â Just summer programs, etc.Ã‚Â But he is closer to my scrawny build than he is to some football player.Ã‚Â I always thought he was pretty shy.Ã‚Â I never really thought about how attractive he would be to 18 year old females – it just never crossed my mind.Ã‚Â But his girlfriend is absolutely adorable (oh, I said that already).
It was just weird – for the first time I saw one of my children hugging and kissing a member of the opposite sex – who wasn’t a parent or grandparent.
And he is still a good kid.Ã‚Â Don’t tell anyone I told you this, but he still kisses me goodbye every morning before he goes to school.Ã‚Â Even if I am dropping him off and his friends are around.Ã‚Â
Yea, I’m a lucky guy.