Today was the 7th grade "Career Showcase." All of the 7th graders had to choose a career they'd be interested in pursuing, do loads of research, interviews, and more research, write a paper, make a brochure, make a tri-fold thingy, write a speech and memorize it, and then present it all upon demand at today's event.
Walking up and down the aisles was completely entertaining. Most of the career choices were obviously middle schoolers. There were several kids who chose "video game creator" or some variation of the same idea. There were a few fashion designers, several veterinarians, and several writers. But then there was also a plastic surgeon, a zoologist, and a clergyman. What made me giggle was the optimism in what they all reported for salaries. According to the kid who wants to be clergy, they make around $50,000 a year to start. I didn't have the heart to tell him that...that's probably not accurate.
Houston did great. His was not the best or flashiest of boards, but it was certainly better than many. He was really cute and happy to present. He's not a fan of speaking in front of large groups, but i think that this kind of situation, when he has to present to a few people at a time, works really well for him.
My parents came to see him and cheer him on as well, and then they came over for dinner afterwards. I love my parents. I also love that my kids get to have grandparents who live close enough to come to events like this. Growing up, my closest grandparents lived 3 hours away, so they obviously couldn't come to all our school events. Living in the same city is way better.