I love numbers! There's never a question as to how to pronounce them! In the english language, we have several phonetics for several letters..............but not numbers! A 9 is a 9, as a 5 is a 5, and so on and so forth.
So, when my son called me to say, "Guess what, mom?! I shot first in the State of Indiana!" (referring to his JROTC Air Rifle 2010 Postal), it made no sense for me to respond, "What??", did it?! lol!!
I am so proud of him. He has truely stepped up as far as his efforts are concerned. This is a child that, four years ago, I was concerned was doomed to a fate of menial minimum wage work. Seriously.............
A child that could not make eye contact, nor speak clearly to the gas station clerk in the checkout line is now winning air rifle titles! He has bumped his grades from a 1.6 gpa in the eighth grade to a 3.2 gpa as a junior. He has evolved from the boy that did whatever the neighbor kid said was "cool" to the young man that earned a Battalion Staff position (a senior position) as a junior in his JROTC program at school.
I am amazed, and extremely proud! :)
Keep up the good work, son!