Chongo got a 93% on his last math test. Exciting news in our house since his math grade has been dogging him this year. It's 8th grade Algebra and he needs an A or B to take Geometry next year. We're in the car when he tells me this and I raise my hand, "High Five!"
"Mom, don't high five me."
"It hurts me. It hurts me inside." The rascal, he's teasing me.
"I'm happy for you," I say. "What should I do to celebrate?"
"How about $5?" he suggests. Right. I'm not paying for test scores. I already pay for semester grades and at $20 per A and $5 per B sometimes it costs me a chunk.
"Consider it a donation to the the "Cause for a Better Chongo." We both laugh out loud at this and he starts to riff on an ad for his new cause.
Inside myself I celebrate his sense of humor. Today I like it even better than A's on math tests.