"Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves."
Every day, after school, Cole comes in the door and does his homework. No one needs to tell him to get busy. He is usually at the table working, when his dad comes home from school. He is such a good kid. In the morning, he gets his own breakfast, feeds and takes out the dog, makes his bed and gets ready for school with no one saying a word to him.
When he goes to leave in the morning, he always kisses and says goodbye to his sisters. I don't get a kiss, but I do get a "see ya Mam". He is a good student and athlete, most everything anyone would want in a son/grandson. All his cousins adore him.
He is soon getting braces on his teeth. I'm not sure how that is going to go, but I know he will do his best.