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Another Proud Day

By Wyatt Earp | December 5, 2009

DSCN3198Yesterday was a pretty good day at the Earp Ranch. Erik, our 5-year old, was chosen as the Peacemaker of the Month for his kindergarten class. His school chooses one student from every class who helps his fellow students, practices good manners, and good discipline. The winners are presented with the award after a Mass and student assembly. Kyle received this award last November, so it made us doubly proud when Erik won.

We brought the entire family to the Mass, which is always risky since Kevin and Julia are not big on crowds. They behaved as well as could be expected. We were worried that since the Kindergarten does not attend the Mass – for the same reasons we usually don’t take Kevin and Julia – Erik had no one to sit with. The missus asked Sister Mary if he should sit with us, and she offered to have him sit up front with her. Erik gladly went, and soon after we were proud again . . .

Kyle saw Erik sitting with Sister Mary and a few older students, so he asked permission to bring him to his seat. Sister Mary said it was a great idea, and Kyle and Erik sat together with the rest of the third grade. During the presentations, the winners received generous applause, and afterward, there was a reception in the cafeteria – complete with donuts and soft pretzels. Erik’s favorite foods.

When we were finished eating, we walked Erik back to his class, where he received another round of applause. It was a terrific day for him, and for the rest of our family. While he and Kyle are sometimes off the wall at home, they never misbehave at school,and that’s pretty much all a parent can ask.

Topics: The Boys | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Another Proud Day”

  1. piperfromtn Says:
    December 5th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Keeping the peace seems to run in the family with you, Wyatt! I know you’re proud.

  2. dragonlady474 Says:
    December 5th, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Awwww…congratulations to the little guy, who btw, looks just like you. :)

  3. RT Says:
    December 5th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    YAY, ERIK! :) I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, the Missus and you are doing a wonderful job! You all are very blessed.

  4. kaveman Says:
    December 5th, 2009 at 11:27 am


    Praising kids and making a big deal about formally recognizing their good behavior both in the home, the school and in the church?

    Don’t ya think it would be better for our youth to grow up in single parent homes, encouraging them to beat up the “smart kids” at school and emulate rap stars?

    You may be a decent detective, but your efforts to raise the next 2-Pac is looking to be a miserable failure.


  5. Snigs Says:
    December 5th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Job well done, not only to Erik, but to you & the Mrs. as well, Wyatt.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 5th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Piper – I am, but they are better than I am. I have short fuse.

    DL474 – The wife says the same thing.

    RT – Well, L is. I am just along for the ride.

    Kaveman – Wow, I haven’t even taught them gang signs yet. Crap.

    Snigs – Thanks. It’s nice to see the results.

  7. Echosix Says:
    December 7th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Erik, our 5-year old, was chosen as the Peacemaker of the Month

    Damn! They’re allowed to bring those to school, there?

    [WHACK] Owwww!

    Seriously, if only for a moment, Congrats.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 7th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Echosix – He likes the six-shooter as opposed to a modern automatic. :)

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