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Award-Winning Reagan

Posted on | September 30, 2011 | 19 Comments

Our 8-year-old daughter Reagan began public school this year as a third-grader, having previously been home-schooled or attended Christian school. Less than a month into the school year, she won the Respectful Student Award which I’m told (by our 22-year-old daughter, now a school teacher herself) is a very impressive achievement.

Parents were invited to the special lunch where the winners of the award sat at the special “Golden Table.” As you can see, Reagan inherited her father’s good looks. Or perhaps . . .

Yeah, fortunately Reagan takes after her beautiful mother. But I still think I deserve some credit.

Well, maybe not credit. Cash is generally preferred, although PayPal accepts Visa and other major credit cards. IYKWIMAITYD.


19 Responses to “Award-Winning Reagan”

  1. Joe
    October 1st, 2011 @ 1:28 am

    Cutie McAwesome should be her name!  Great job Reagan!  Great job Mom and Dad. 

  2. Dell Hill
    October 1st, 2011 @ 1:41 am

    Proud, I believe is the word you’re searching for…and with good reason.  And it’s just soooo easy to see that Stacy got the best end of that deal!

    Congratulations, Reagan.  Keep up the great work.

  3. JeffS
    October 1st, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    Awwww!  That’s precious.

    But I hope you keep a shotgun around the house when she turns 16.  You’re going to need it.

  4. Anonymous
    October 1st, 2011 @ 2:27 am

    She’s got 4 older brothers. No shortage of weaponry at home.

  5. Anonymous
    October 1st, 2011 @ 2:28 am

    We thought about “Cutie McAwesome,” but decided to stick with Reagan.

  6. Anonymous
    October 1st, 2011 @ 2:28 am

    McCain, you are one lucky bastard. 😉

  7. ThePaganTemple
    October 1st, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    Did you and Smitty marry sisters?

  8. Jerry Wilson
    October 1st, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    Thank God she looks like Mom.

    And keep at least a couple of the older brothers around. Once she starts to blossom, they’ll be getting plenty of target practice.

  9. Natasha
    October 1st, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    They both have naturally curly hair, don’t they? I am so jealous I could spit! 😉

  10. George Moneo
    October 1st, 2011 @ 3:02 am

    Stacy, you have a beautiful family. My boy is turning 16 this Sunday. Egads!

  11. Anamika
    October 1st, 2011 @ 5:27 am

    I too won a “Respectful/(Most Disciplined) Student Award” when i was in kindergarten. I used to be a very “silent” kid. My teachers used to praise me for being a very obedient kid (and alos sneaking about other kids who used to misbehave in the class. I was given a beautiful glass candy jar for my achievement. One day when my grandfather visited our home, I was in a hurry to show my present to him, i tripped and the piece broke into pieces. That was perhaps my first heartbreaking experience as a child. I was 4 years old then, and i still remember it like it was yesterday, thanks to RSM’s blogpost.

  12. Adjoran
    October 1st, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    Snitching on your friends to the dictator for a shiny prize, and this is the childhood memory you choose to share?  Not that I am at all surprised – but it sends chills up my spine to imagine the sort of dark secrets you keep hidden . . .

  13. Adjoran
    October 1st, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    Congratulations, Reagan!  Keep up the good work!

  14. MrPaulRevere
    October 1st, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    Respectful students? Sounds like a reactionary reich wing concept to me. Seriously this child will do well in life. Skyscrapers begin with solid foundations.

  15. ThePaganTemple
    October 1st, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    You sound like you were a little shithead.

  16. Pundit
    October 1st, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Yea, my kids, Carter and Mondale, keep getting beat up and coming home with wedgies.

  17. JeffS
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

    Having a bad childhood is no reason to act the fool.  Of those, I’m sure that you have many others.

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

  18. Bob Belvedere
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    Doubleplusgood, Anamika!


  19. Paul Joslin
    October 4th, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    and now you’ve gone and made them synonyms.