Bob Knudsen Posted February 21, 2011 Report Share Posted February 21, 2011 One real positive about the last year has been my kids. My oldest son Michael turns 29 next month, and has matured nicely. We are close and cars is important to that. Although we have a good relationship now, the teen years were tought. I think when he was a teenager the only thing we had in common was a mutual love of cars, and that common thread was a good thing to have at times. My second son Daniel turned 15 in December. He is a straight A student in high school, and a member of the debate team as a freshman. He recently competed in a tournament at Stanford. As an individual, he took third place in an open forum recently, beating many sophomores, juniors and seniors. I was first in my class in law school, and my fifteen year old is going to far exceed pretty much anything I have accomplished. I want him as my law partner down the road, if for no other reason than I know he is going to be a better lawyer than I am. My oldest daughter turned 11 in November. She is smart, athletic and confident. She has been playing boys baseball since she was five and has refused to switch to softball just yet. She is one of only 3 girls playing in a competitive division with 77 kids. Our season starts on March 4 and she is likely going to be my number 3 pitcher (she throws harder than my no. 1 or no. 2) and my clean up hitter, and will play catcher, first base and center field when she is not pitching. She is competitive and driven to win. The competing with boys has helped give her the confidence to tackle pretty much anything. My youngest daughter, the bonus baby, turned 8 in November. She is the most work of all of my kids, and the most difficult in some ways, but also the most fun. She brightens every day for me. She is also playing boys baseball, and is going to be one the better hitters and fielders on her team. However, she is more fun loving and does not have the competitive streak in her that her sister does. With the four of them, there is never a dull moment. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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