I'm letting him have his fun but I think I've been doing a good job interjecting studying all weekend.
I had planned on going for a run this morning so I made the family breakfast then gave a list of homework for my brother to do while I ran. He's taking the SAT's this Saturday which I thought was crazy in October when I got the notification.
He's only in middle school but stepping back, I realized it would be a great opportunity for him to get a taste of US standardized testing and to challenge himself. Since the score doesn't matter nor is it recorded like it is in high school, it would be a less stressful way to introduce him to it.
The test isn't cheap so we still went into it with a certain level of seriousness with textbooks and workbooks for him. Stress is not always a bad thing but I know my brother stresses himself out so I've taken a more laid back approach. I've reassured him that this is a test taken by 11th graders. It's just for his own self-improvement.
A bad score now will only motivate him to work harder. He's the type of person who studies on his own and worries about his grades. He also enjoys reading which is always a good thing.
He's literally the baby of the family. I was 14 1/2 when he was born. My sister was 13.
The weather has been holding steady in the 60s for the last few days. I welcome the cool air since I know the heat is coming soon. I hope I can still wear my "winter" clothes for a few more weeks.
The rest of the country looks EXTREMEY cold. -40°F wind chill in Duluth!? Insanity. I hope you all stay warm and healthy wherever you are!