Overheard son on phone telling his father about the PSAT today: “It was fun.”

He will probably never admit to saying this, but I did get explicit permission to repeat it.

If I achieve nothing further on this project, at least I can at least say that I bequeathed my enthusiasm for this bloody test.

And, I do believe the next breadcrumb has been laid.  So maybe I have stumbled upon some kind of secret sauce, despite feeling like a motivational failure on occasion.

Not sure how I’m going to maintain this level of “SAT enthusiasm” when the next kid is up to bat.

At least I’ll have a year to rev back up.

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  • http://twitter.com/akilbello Akil Bello

    get me a copy if you can..

    • http://www.perfectscoreproject.com Debbie Stier

      Of the motivational manual? (kidding)

  • Seasmartmethods

    Hey…the fervor for the test IS contagious…my son who is a Penn graduate and an engineer… just joined the company…another child to walk in his mother’s footsteps…

    • http://www.perfectscoreproject.com Debbie Stier

      CONGRATS!  You are an inspiration.

      • Seasmartmethods

        ditto to u…and kudos to u