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.

Illustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis