I have a great dad. He works SOOOOOO hard, is hilarious, and loves us very much. Sometimes he doesn't quite know what to do with a teenage daughter (especially when she's having a bad day) but all in all I wouldn't trade him for anything (well....... maybe a sister). Just kidding, Dad.
Today my parents and I had our first serious conversation about my "academic future." My mom and I had tossed ideas around and the same with my Dad but we hadn't all sat down and really discussed what we were going to do. I was shocked when he started listing all of these reasons that I shouldn't graduate early and that I should just take things slow and easy. By this time I was really scared because I figured my Mom would jump in next and agree with him. I could feel my well thought out plans going down the drain. Thankfully, Mom happens to disagree with Dad on this subject (very unusual) and so she defended my case after Dad was done with his list of reasons. After our drawn-out discussion Dad reluctantly agreed to let me go to college a year early assuming it works out for me to graduate next year (which it should unless something drastic would change).
Mom walked out of the room and I looked Dad straight in the eye and said, "You just don't want me to leave, do you?!!!" I was right. He's just too attached to me!! That's pretty special. So we joked for a few minutes and I finally convinced him that if he ever wants me to get married he better let me leave sometime!! (he's a big advocate for marriage in college if the Lord wants that). All in all, the discussion ended on a high note and was very productive. I'm now registered to take the ACT and the PSAT in September as well as an ACT prep class in May (yuck).