Alexandra's been producing stellar grades throughout high school, typically A's, A+'s and A++'s, to the point where if she's gotten merely A's, I've chided her she's been doing badly and needs to improve. That's a private joke between her and me. "Girly Girl" (that's my term of endearment for her) I say, "What's this I see on your report card? An A? You're slipping. What happened?". She laughs "Gee, Dad! I'm really sorry. I guess I didn't work hard enough. I'll try hard to improve next time. I promise!".
It's something between just the two of us we hug and laugh about, again and again and again. It's a joke which never wears thin.
Please understand I'm not an over achievement crazed parent. While I've always supported her, I've never pressed her. She's accomplished whatever she's accomplished all by herself. She knows I love her unconditionally. She knows I'd love her unconditionally whether or not she gets all C's, whether or not she gets all A's.
It's no surprise to me the University of California has thrown open their doors to my darling Girly Girl. The education fund I started for her when she was born is now paying dividends. It will pay for her college education and related expenses. Simply said, I'm just glad and relieved I started when I did.
I've noticed some things about myself, things I did while working for and contributing to her education fund. I've noticed things I've been doing all the while her education fund has been steadily growing and growing.
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