This week Isaac turns the Big 1-8.
I know...he will officially be an adult. The good news is...he has one more year of high school so I don't have to give him up just yet.
2020 has changed us all. Isaac has lost out on a lot of opportunities, but doors have also been opened for him to do things he wouldn't have been able to do if this year had been normal.
One big change is that he is now a working man. Isaac has always been a hard worker,,,he just gets an actual paycheck now.
His eighteenth year will be one with lots of changes. He has one foot in his childhood and one foot inching toward his adult life.
As I do each year, I sat down with Isaac to get some insight into what is going on in that head of his.
If you missed previous years
Are you going to go to college?
To be determined. It all depends on what I decide to do and how the next year goes.
What do you want to study in college?
I know nothing.
What do you like to do in your free time...after homework and chores?
Run equipment on the farm.
Do you like normal school or remote school better?
What is your favorite TV show?
We don't watch TV any more.
What is something I always say to you?
Pick up the house. Clean the house.
What makes you happy?
Being able to breathe fresh air.
What do you do when Mom and Dad aren't around?
If we lost everything we owned today but could keep three things, what would you pick?
1, My truck
2. My cows
3. A gun
Of all the things you're learning, what do you think will be the most useful in your post high school life?
If you could grow up to be famous what would you be famous for?
Being a person that everyone respects.
What is your greatest strength?
Showing my heart out.
What is your greatest weakness?
Not doing the things I don't want to do.
If you could set one rule for the family that we all have to follow, what would it be?
Everyone do my stuff for a day so they know what it is like to walk in my shoes.
Would you rather eat cake or ice cream?
Cake...only if it's a good cake.
If you could ban one vegetable for forever, what would it be?
Corn (He is not my child!)
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
What are you most looking forward to in this next year?
Getting back in the show ring and kicking some butt.
What do you say to the man that lives under your roof?
The government may say you are an adult, but you will always be our son. The one who made me a mom. We have learned how to be parents by trial and error. Hopefully we haven't scarred you too badly.
This next year will bring lots of changes...changes that I don't know if I am ready for. You have a lot of life altering decisions to make, but we have confidence you will make the right choices.
Enjoy this last year of high school. Don't try to grow up too fast...you will never get this year back. We will be proud no matter where life takes you.
Happy birthday, Isaac!
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Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.