When our oldest brought home a report card that was “less than stellar”, it prompted a letter from “above”.
Their grandfather was not only the wisest man that I knew, his ability to write was epic!
That letter was pure visual poetry!
I don’t remember all that was in that letter, but it was scorching!
Oven mitts were needed just to hold it.
The only phrase that I do remember was “you think you are so smart!”
The essence was that our oldest “needed to get with the program” and get off his butt!
In other words: “Straighten Up!
Since the love between our boys and their grandfather was so strong, that stern letter had impact, even though he was a know-it-all, bulletproof, 7-feet tall teenager.
Thanks, Sam, for your living, guiding hand with both our sons!