Proud Dad Moment

Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:10 pm

We finished husking our 1-1/2 acre corn patch by hand a few weeks ago and I wanted to fall plow that patch.
About a week ago it was getting fit with rain in the forecast, so I made a few rounds. It was not quite fit, so I went on to another project and mentioned to my boys (I've got 3 of them-8,10,12 yrs) that'd I'd start in the following evening after work and would have to run till finished which would likely be after well after Midnight because over an inch of rain was forecast for the following day and cold weather and freeze was coming which would make it likely the last chance for tillage till spring.
Well the next day while working my wife calls and tells me my oldest boy has surprise for me.
She home schools our 4 kids, and without her knowing it, the 12 yr old had gotten up before 6, did most of his school work before morning chores, and started plowing by 9 am.
She asked the 10 yr old why his brother didn't come up from the barn after chores and he told her he was getting the cub out to plow to surprise me.

He plowed ALL Day stopping only for dinner at noon. When I got home around 5:30 he was nearly done. I offered to finish, but he wanted to finish since he'd made it that far. He finished just after dark with the headlights burning.
Needless to say, not only did he save me a few hours, he made Dad pretty proud.
Here's a pic my wife took shortly after he started that morning.
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Re: Proud Dad Moment

Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:18 pm

My kind of boy! You got to be proud of him.


Re: Proud Dad Moment

Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:51 pm

Justin, You have a lot to be proud of. Looks like he learns well, but just wait another couple of years when he starts to notice girls. You may have to steer him back in the right direction a time or two. :lol: Tell him we're all proud of him and his work ethic.

Re: Proud Dad Moment

Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:08 am

Oh yeah, be proud and tell them.

Re: Proud Dad Moment

Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:07 am

That's awesome! I'm sure you let him know how proud you are of him.

Re: Proud Dad Moment

Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:59 am

Great kid. I know you are very proud of him. As you should be. :||):

Re: Proud Dad Moment

Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:42 am

Wonderful story, definitely a good reason to be proud for sure!

Thanks for sharing,