My sons, Taylor (Senior) and Parker (Sophomore), are both blessed to attend school at Childress High School. Yesterday they had “Bring Your Parents to School” day, and I got to hang out in the boys’ classes with them.

I went first to Parker’s speech class with Mrs. Lathem, and I felt right at home. Wow, that was fun because I like speech. They were doing demonstration speeches. They had a demonstration speech on how to shoot a basketball, how to shave your legs (didn’t help me much), how to text your friends on your cell phone (still learning that one), and Parker did one on how to putt a golf ball. I was so caught up in the “speech” moment that had Mrs. Lathem asked, “Who’s next!” I would have said, “Me, pick me.”

Next I went to Parker’s math class with Mr. Bowman. Mr. Bowman is a great guy, a great friend and a great teacher, but going from speech class to a math class was like going from heaven to hell. I was like a fish out of water in that class. They were doing triangle math, isosceles (Isosceles, wasn’t that a Roman emperor?) and other things that had to deal with “what is X in this equation.” I was so lost. I was wishing fellow blogger Greg England, who is a math wizard, had been with me in that class. I was praying that Mr. Bowman wasn’t going to ask me a question. The only math I could have helped with is telling him that tithing is 10%, and if you’ll tell me your salary I’ll figure out what you need to be giving to God. I do know that if I ever come upon something in life that needs me to figure out what “X” is … I’m in SO much trouble. New math or old math, it’s still math and it’s just not my forte.

I then went with Parker to Mrs. Jenkins English class. Mrs. Jenkins is a super lady and a fellow blogger. I was feeling much more comfortable in this English class than I was the last class. I was really hoping that she was going to be going over something I could use like “how to proof a blog” or “how to check your own spelling,” but instead they were working on learning a program on their new laptops called Garage Band. It was a fun class. Parker and I worked on a presentation called “10 Things I Like about Christmas” that he’ll have to give in about a week.

I caught two classes with Taylor, English with Mrs. K.P. and Family Development with Mrs. Wyatt. I know what you’re thinking, “Family Development? What kind of class is that?” That’s the kind of class you take if you don’t want to take Trigonometry and the other really hard classes. I think Taylor’s a pretty smart kid. I’d take Family Development over Trig any day! Both of the classes I went to with him were fun.

As I left school yesterday, I thanked God for a few things. I thanked Him for my boys and the kind of young men they’ve chosen to be. I thanked God for Childress High School, its teachers and their ministry to young people in a difficult time in their lives. And finally I thanked Him that I am SO done with high school.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Tim Archer says:

    Garage Band? They must use Macs… no wonder you’re thankful. :-) That’s a great program.

    Sounds like you have great kids and that you’re well immersed in your community. I’m glad that God is using you there.

    Grace and peace,

  2. Stephanie says:

    I am so excited to hear that you enjoyed (for most part) your visit to the school. Toby was so worried that the parents wouldn’t show up. He texted me early morning and said “100+”. I knew that it was a success. I really think the parent and MOST kids enjoyed yesterday. Thank you again for all your support that you give the school and the community. It doesn’t go unnoticed. Check out the CHS website and click on the Parent Day for the slideshow.
    THANK YOU AGAIN, steph

  3. TREY MORGAN says:

    Tim – Childress ISD provides Mac laptops to all the kids 6th grade and up. Amazing. I’ve really enjoyed looking at their Macs. Who knows my next pc might not be a pc at all? :)

    Steph – You Tuckers are awesome. We are blessed to have your family here. Toby does a great job and yes, yesterday was a huge success. I’m proud that I was on the “hiring committee” that said, “Let’s pick the Toby to be our new principal.”

  4. cdj says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Parent Day, too. It is so nice to have parents come in and witness first hand, the things going on in our classes. I’m glad you enjoyed our podcasting! I’m looking forward to viewing the final products tomorrow!

  5. Haley says:

    solve for x:

    $49,000 (amount a person makes in a year) x 10% (amount a person should tithe)=X
    49,000 x .10 = $4900
    You can use your equation for tithing to solve for X and now you can’t say you don’t know how!!!! Granted their “solve for X” problems were much more complex I’m sure!!

  6. lisa says:

    Oh man! Math would have been my favorite subject to visit … guess that’s why I’ve decided to teach it. (o; Sounds like a fun day!

  7. DJG says:

    Sounds like fun….even math (sort of but don’t tell Greg)Oddly enough English was my favorite subject, but that was probably because we didn’t have speech offered!!

  8. lightening says:

    Oh that last sentence REALLY cracked me up!!! :-)

    Sounds like a wonderful day and a wonderful idea. Having a good school for your children to attend sure is a blessing. :-)

  9. Zach Detwiler says:

    Parents? aren’t those people old? … I’m glad I’m still a youngster! Trey sounds like a good time..

  10. Greg says:

    Personally, I would block Haley from any further responses until she signed a pledge never to insert those “numbers and letters puzzles” again! Let me be the first to say that going from a speech class is not “like going from heaven to hell” … it IS going from heaven to hell!!

    I have MAC at the office and have glanced at Garage Band, but now Tim’s got my curiosity up to go beyond just a glance.

    I always enjoy your blog, Trey!

  11. preacherman says:

    I always enjoy your posts.
    I hope you are doing good.
    How is your sister?
    I have been keeping her in my prayers daily.

  12. TREY MORGAN says:

    Greg – Haley’s math I can understand. :)

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