That's right! Let's hear about him. Mine are Jason (15) and Emily (12). Jason is a sci fi/dragon nut. Constantly building stuff out of Legos in like five seconds that seemingly could be used as sci fi movie miniatures. Not too much into cars, but almost ready to get him driving. He plays violin, but is not too into it... he's paying the price for my dropping every instrument known to man... He'll play at least through high school and then he's on his own... not bad at it actually, but needs to be pushed into practicing. He's in a high tech high school that will give him a Cisco Router certificate as well as a diploma when he graduates. My IT pals tell me that the problem with that is that there are too many places who'll want to pay him 60K out of the gate to work on routers... and he won't want college. Not a bad problem to have... gotta keep after him on those grades, though! He's a funny kid who treats folks right. Emily's passion is the Cello. Where I need to prod Jason to practice, Emily does it for fun. She's on a path to playing Cello professionally, or at least as a major lifetime hobby. She is in about three orchestras in addition to school and they are considered some of the top ones for her grade level in the area. This summer, in addition to our three week vacation to attend the draglist nats and family, she's set up for three different music camps, one at the Suzuki Strings Camp in West Virginia, one with the staff at the University of Maryland, and another sitting in on a gifted music camp with the National Philharmonic at the Strathmore Estate. I'm hoping for a full ride scholarship for Emily... keeping my fingers crossed. The music is what she does, but what she is... is a happy, wacky, fun kid who's always looking out for others to make sure they're included. As a 5'10" 12 year old, it falls on her to help out the little kids now and then when the bullies start at school... Emily's always had a least a head on the other kids in her classes ever since she was in pre school and she caught up with most of her female teachers in the fifth grade. Speaking of height, Jason's up to six feet now and is counting the day when he can kick dad's butt. Gonna be a while, I keep reminding him! Anyway, those are mine. I can go on and on as most parents can, but I really lucked out. (But there was a lot of "high volume counseling" along the way, too!