Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm Going to be the Mom of a High Schooler!!

OK so when did this happen? When did I become old enough to have a son going into the high school? Yea, I know, I am in my 40s, but having Jacob enter high school has made me feel even OLDER than I usually feel.

He had to wear his school uniform(standardized dress) up to get his schedule so they could take his picture for his ID. He comes out and looks like ALL LEGS. He is 5 ft. 7 inches tall. His dad is only 5 ft. 8 in. tall and I think Jacob might outgrow him. Jacob is wearing a size 18 in slacks and also with his shirts. He has changed so much in the last year.

He is also going to be in ROTC and have that uniform. He will wear that once a week to school. Next week he has 3 days of stuff with ROTC at the high school. They are also working hard to raise money. This is the first year that ROTC will be only at this high school, last year they were connected to the other high school in town. This high school is going on 3 years old and only has freshman, sophomores and juniors this year. He is excited about ROTC and working the concessions at athletic events and participating in other activities.

Jacob is also going to be working by refereeing soccer games here in town. He got his uniform and other items we ordered in the mail today. He was quite excited and just a grinning from ear to ear. He should be starting that next month!

I think these next four years may pass to quickly!

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